Who Wants to be a Prodigy?

Posted: April 15, 2009 by kabenn03 in POP - pop culture
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Have you ever wished that you were so good at something that it was blatantly obvious what you were supposed to do with your life? Welcome to my life.

In the movie August Rush, it is clear that August is meant to create music from the second his tiny, newborn fingers wave in the air as if they are conducting the lullaby playing in the nursery.

I guess prodigies are just lucky like that. Us “normal” people would be lucky enough to get into Julliard or compose our own rhapsody when we are fully-grown, let alone when we were only 11 years old.

Just look at those eyes

Just look at those eyes

Once I overcame my own jealousy of how extremely talented this fictional 11 year old is, I fell in love with Freddie Highmore’s (August) adorable dimples and big, beautiful eyes. Not to mention Keri Russell’s hair. And Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ sexy Irish brogue (and, of course, his plain old sexy sexiness).

While many may choose to consider this movie extremely corny (which it is, without question), I choose to call it a feel good movie that makes me believe in destiny more and more every time I watch it. Everyone has encountered a loved one that got away or a missed opportunity, but this movie spreads the hope that you may not have lost your chance and if something is meant to happen it will.

In other words, I was able to enjoy this very corny movie because I, myself, tend to be a very corny individual. So if you enjoy a happy ending or a good cliché now and again, or if you consider yourself a bit old-fashioned or similar to an old hat (apparently these are synonyms of corny), then this movie is for you.

Even if you aren’t any of these things, watch it for the boy…or the girl, whatever floats your boat. If you are undecided in that department, watch it to see Robin Williams play the bad guy. It shows off how good an actor he is because no one that funny could be that mean. It just goes against the laws of nature. For proof of his hilarity, watch his stand up.

~ Kelsey Bennett

Make fun of me all you want, but I liked it.

Make fun of me all you want, but I liked it.

  1. Allie says:

    I LOVE this movie. As much as it makes me feel like I have nothing to show for my life and am completely talent-less, it is an incredible story. And the music is ridiculous. Add 2 gorgeous actors and an adorable little boy – seriously, what’s not to like! Plus who knew Robin Williams could be mean?!? It blew my mind haha

  2. kabenn03 says:

    haha, I know!

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