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December Boys (2007)

December Boys

Overview


Genre

Drama, Family

Release Date

September 14, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

105 min.

Production Budget

$4 millions

Studio

Warner Independent Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Ron Hardy

Producer

Richard Becker

Screenwriter

Marc Rosenberg

Starring

  • Daniel Radcliffe as Maps
  • Christian Byers
  • Lee Cormie
  • James Fraser
  • Teresa Palmer as Lucy
  • Jack Thompson
  • Kris McQuade
  • Suzie Wilks
  • Victoria Hill
  • Sullivan Stapleto

Story


Based on the classic Michael Noonan novel, "December Boys" is a story of four orphan teenagers growing up behind the closed doors of a catholic convent in outback Australia during the 1960s. As the boys watch younger kids get adopted by loving families, they begin to realize that as they get older, their turn may never come. When the convent sends the boys to visit the seaside one summer, they finally have something to look forward to.

While at the seaside, the boys meet a young couple unable to have children, who would make the perfect parents. The eldest of the boys, Maps, finds himself drawn to Lucy, a beautiful girl from down the coast. Competing to be the most adoptable, the rest of the boys, Sparks, Misty and Spit, severely test their friendships as long gestating feelings of rejection explode to the surface.

The bonds of friendship eventually overcome the rivalries, sealing forever the strong ties that bind the December boys as they learn the real meaning behind friendship, family and love.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..listlessly-paced and soppy Australian period piece..”
by Tim Knight [Reel.com]
“..not as emotionally engaging as it should have been..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..Nothing about it rings true and the touches of whimsy and fantasy are toe-curlingly awfu..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]