This Christmas is about a African American family. It is the first time that all the grown children come home for Christmas. I found this movie boring and really no plot or story until about the fifth reel. There are a couple of funny scenes towards the end but that was it. I have been telling people who ask not to see it. Some take my advice and some don't.
In August Rush, the premise is about a boy in an orphanage and he doesn't want to be adopted because he believes his parents will find him if he plays music. Freddie Highmore as the little boy was amazing. Here is this little boy who has faith that his music will lead his parents back to him. His journey leads him to Wizard, played by Robin Williams who is alot like Fagin from Oliver Twist, where he exploits children by having them play music on the street and takes their money and keeps a tight rein on them. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as the singer, Louis Connolly and Keri Russell as the cellist, Lyla Novacek are wonderful as well. These three characters, even though most of the film, are separated come together at Central Park.
I love this movie, even though the ending could have been a little better. I work in a movie theatre and I always have people ask me what is good and I have been recommending this movie to everyone. Those people who took my advice have agreed with me that it is a wonderful movie.