PG | | Drama, Music
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
August's unique style of playing guitar, which includes banging on the strings, was innovated by the artist Michael Hedges. Other artists have continued to develop his style. In the movie, August's first improvisation session on guitar is actually Hedge's song "... ...
The music is all around US, all you have to do is listen.
Evan (August) goes missing in February of 2006 (according to the missing poster), and mentions to Louis that he has been playing for six months. This isn't clear whether he means only his time at Juilliard, or the time up to and including his time at the school. It is possible to have him missing in February, be on the streets, study at Juilliard, and have the spring concert in Central Park, depending on how long August was on the streets. This is borne out by a scene (while August was in Julliard) of Louis sitting in the park in the snow; August must have entered Juilliard in the fall, and had his concert in the spring.
$9,421,369 (USA) (24 November 2007)
$31,655,091 (USA) (24 February 2008)
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