Sometimes we go to movies to feel good. This movie qualifies as the fulfillment of that desire. This movie has some unlikely steps to walk through, but to most of us, that is not a problem. Do we go to Star Wars to observe reality or do we go to escape and enjoy. So it goes with this movie. We abandon what is likely and accept what feels good. In fact, our young protagonist, Evan Taylor, exhibits what to some might be considered savant tendencies as he experiences the world around him. He absorbs his environment and to him it becomes a musical score to be played and experienced. His hope and vision is that it will lead him to his parents and, abandoning reality a bit, that is what happens. His aspiring rocker father and his classical cellist mother both find themselves in New York which happens to be where "the music" has led our protagonist, who is ostensibly adopted by Wizard, played by Robin Williams, who changes his name from Evan Taylor to August Rush. Wizard encourages him to allow the environment to create the music and in the process Wizard experiences potential financial gain. In the end, Evan finds his parents and recognition for his musical acumen. What's wrong with that. Critics may find something wrong, but I find joy and escape.