Have I written about how much I'm anticipating August Rush yet? Because I really am. I'm hesitant to post the trailer for a few reasons, but here it is:
Right off the bat, let's get something out of the way. Yes, that was Robin Williams with a quasi-Southern accent. I apologize for putting you through that. Based off of the trailer, however, it looks like we might get lucky, and his part will be VERY VERY small.
As for the rest of it, I would be tempted to write it off as overly sentimental if it weren't for this woman.
The director, Kristen Sheridan, was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing the screenplay of her father Jim Sheridan's film In America. That movie, about an Irish immigrant family coming to New York, could have easily revelled in cheap sentimentality, but it was too intelligent and honest for that. She's earned respect from me, and I trust her judgment enough to give her the benefit of the doubt. Besides, it's always nice to see a female director making interesting work.
And, come on, we get two talented, amazingly hot leads: Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
They Play Instruments!
They Make Sweet Love on Rooftops Like Bohemian Rockstars!
They Brood and Flaunt Their Perfect Skin!
They Have A Super Adorable, Freakishly Talented Child Played by Finding Neverland Phenom Freddie Highmore (Doing a Better Accent than Robin Williams)!
If you're not conviced by now, you must be a Communist.