• December Boys (2007)

December Boys

Release Date: September 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: December 11th, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they meet Teresa and Fearless, a couple who would make perfect parents. The youths compete with one another to be the one Teresa and Fearless decide to adopt.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Christian Byers, Lee Cormie, James Fraser, Teresa Palmer, Jack Thompson, Kris McQuade, Sullivan Stapleton

Director: Rod Hardy

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Australian Film Finance Corporation

Keywords: Engaging, Emotional, Family, Endearing, Friendship, Quest, Growing up, 1960s, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Tasteful and gorgeously photographed coming-of-age story. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film's dramatic moments are small but exquisitely rendered so that you feel the emotions experienced so many years ago. The film lingers afterward in your mind like a favorite vacation that triggered moments of sheer intensity. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The movie would pour nicely onto a thick stack of pancakes. show more

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