One of the movies I have just recently begun to look forward to is August Rush directed by Kristen Sheridan (an Oscar nominee alongside her father and sister for their screenplay, In America). The film brings together the writing team who wrote the fantastically enjoyable Hook (Nick Castle andJames V. Hart). And has a fun cast: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and the sure-to-be-precious Jamia Simone Nash.
The story looks like the ushy-gushy stuff that makes films like Mr. Holland's Opus and Simon Birch magical and moving. It has the real life serious drama and trauma as two musicians Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers get pregnant, yet cannot (for some reason) commit to raising the child. Yet as the child gets older, through music he tries to find his parents, who are looking for him.