By Angela

A movie I highly recommend for those who are moved by music and believe in the magic of synchronicity.

August Rush (2007)

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, William Sadler, Alex O’Loughlin

Lyla Novacek, a talented cellist, and Louis Connelly, a charismatic Irish guitarist, fall in love after a magical chance meeting. Because of the different lives they lead, they end up going their separate ways. Lyla soon discovers she is pregnant. In the course of her pregnancy, however, she is hit by a car necessitating the baby’s delivery. Not wanting a baby to negatively affect her music career, her father secretly gives the baby to an orphanage while allowing Lyla to believe that her baby had died.

Lyla and Louis both turn their backs on their music careers. Meanwhile, their son, Evan Taylor, who has inherited his parents’ musical talents and was born with a gift of hearing music all around him, runs away from the orphanage in search of his parents. While searching for them in New York, he runs into a man named Wizard who makes money off the musical talents of runaways. Wizard soon discovers Evan’s incredible musical gifts and gives him the name, August Rush.

After a raid upon Wizard’s lair, Evan takes refuge in a church. The minister is so impressed with his musical abilities, he is able to get him enrolled into Juilliard. Evan’s abilities flourish in this environment. During his short time at Juilliard, he composes an impressive piece entitled August Rhapsody in C major which has been selected as one of three programs to be played at a Symphony in Central Park. August is elated because he believes that he will somehow find his parents, if only they can hear his music. Wizard finally locates August and convinces him to leave Juilliard, threatening to tell others his real name which will result in sending him back to the orphanage with no hope of finding his parents.

While all of this is taking place with Evan, Lyla’s father confesses to her on his death bed that she does, in fact, have a son. Lyla goes to New York in search of her son, and is also invited to play a cello piece at the Symphony in Central Park. Louis sees Lyla’s name and becomes determined to find the love of his life. When he is misinformed that she has married, he decides to return to New York to resume playing with his former band. Music and magic are in the air, and help bring these people together.

Have you ever experienced a magical, synchronistic event? One that lets you know that you are always supported by the Universe or God? If so, please share your story.

© Angela Cramer, 2008

Tags: TBI, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, post concussion syndrome, movie recommendations, August Rush, synchronicity, faith, music


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