...then add August Rush to your Netflix queue (or head to Blockbuster or just buy it!)
The critics panned it. And they're right that it's sappy, formulaic, unbelievable, and predictable.
But for pure, escapist entertainment value, I agree not with the critics but with Netflix viewers (4 out of 5 stars) and Amazon customers (4.3 out of 5 stars.) It's incredibly sweet; has a good soundtrack; and provided both The Engineer and me with a great, feel-good cry fest.
And it's rated PG, so it's family-friendly. There were a few parts that could frighten young or sensitive children.
Seriously, real life might not work the way it works in this movie, but sometimes that's the point. It's a beautiful story. Watch it!