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Don’t Miss August Rush
Cosmopolitan, Australia, 31 March 2008
We felt the fuzzies with this sweet-as story about a music miracle child, Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore), who uses his talents to track down his parents who abandoned him when he was born. It’s been a while since we got a ‘magic-does-exist‘ fix, and we promise this fairytale-ish flick won’t disappoint.
Keep your eyes peeled for Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (the parents), as well as Aussie actor Alex O’Loughlin (pictured with Meyers above). Hint: he’s the spunky Sydney boy who’s shacked up with Holly Valance in LA, and recently starred as a detective-slash-vampire in Channel Nine’s Moonlight). We roped him in for a quick chat:
Cosmo: How’s the Aussie-in-LA thing working out for you?
Alex: I lived on a couch for a year and effed my back, but things are going okay now.
Cosmo: Were you bummed to miss out on the James Bond/Casino Royale role to Daniel Craig?
Alex: I didn’t think I’d get it, but being Jimmy Bond for a day was awesome! I had a tuxedo cut and was flown to London to shoot three audition scenes. One was a seductive scene with a topless Bond girl, and in another one I had to “assassinate” a guy!
Cosmo: You play an Irish muso in August Rush. Can we expect a duet with Holly (Valance) to hit the charts anytime soon?
Alex: [Groans] I know you didn’t just ask me that.
Cosmo: We did.
Alex: Holly’s fantastic, but no, not going to happen.
Cosmo: So spill: what’s the most romantic thing you’ve done for a chick?
Alex: I’m going to sound like a knob aren’t I?
Cosmo: Quite possibly.
Alex: OK … I took her to a national park, built a campfire, and told her she would have to sleep in a single swag with me for the night!
Cosmo: That’s original!
Alex: I think I’m a fun boyfriend. I love living life and doing spontaneous things.
Cosmo: Aww. Can we keep you?
- Won’t mind sharing Alex’s swag with him for a night….. 😛
- For me August Rush was a feel good movie, but there was something missing from it, to make it a great movie :
– The movie was too full for me. It was as if they wanted to take too many roads with the boy – if that makes any sense? 😕
– Robin Williams is a great actor, but him as a “villain” in this movie, did not really work for me. 😦
– Now that I know Alex, more of him in the movie would have been great – I think sometimes movie makers should take the risk of casting lesser known, but talented actors in their starring roles. ❗
– I think they missed out on the actual connection between the parents and the boy at the end. In another feel-good music movie “The Concert“, they have a great ending, by showing some clips of the people together while the music is playing, after they re-united. This could have worked great in August Rush as well………