“Listen, can you hear? The music. I can hear it everywhere, in the wind, in the air, in the light, it's all around us. All you have to is open yourself up, all you have to do is listen.” This is the beginning of a film which is called August Rush. I saw this film several weeks ago. Believe it or not, it is one of my favourate films now.
The story may sound simple, the truth behind it is remarkable. 11 years ago, Lyla, a renowned and beautiful cellist fell in love with a rock singer Louis at first sight. Since they had different life, they had to separate without seeing each other once again. However, Lyla had had their baby-Evan, a prodigy born to music. Before Lyla gave birth to the baby, she had an accident. Lyla's father gave the baby to an orphanage and lied to her that the baby was dead in case of affecting her career. After that, both Louis and Lyla gave up the music career. 11 years later, the poor little Evan believes that his parents are waiting for him and begins his journey to find his parents. It seems that fate contrives to bring these three people together. Finally, the family get together because of music.
The part impressed me most was when Lyla met Louis on the roof for the first time. There are a lot of similarities between these two lonely souls. Both of them are musicians; Both of them are listening; Both of them wanted to get away from the noisy world. Thus, fate pushed them together. They kissed each other. How romantic it is!
That’s why I like this film very much: it encourages people to find true love, to appreciate the beauty of life, and the most important thing is to keep hope forever. Since Evan always believes that his parents are alive and waiting for him, he stick to finding them day by day. It is the main reason why this poor family can get together again. Therefore, even a man can live once, but if he keeps hope and keep on working, then once is enough.