December Boys December Boys , a '60s-set Aussie yarn, probably wouldn't have found U.S. distribution but for the presence of Harry Potter. As the oldest of four… December Boys December Boys , a '60s-set Aussie yarn, probably wouldn't have found U.S. distribution but for the presence of Harry Potter. As the oldest of four…
Movie on DVD Review

December Boys (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Dec 11, 2007; DVD Release Date: Dec 11, 2007; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: James Fraser and Daniel Radcliffe; Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

December Boys, a '60s-set Aussie yarn, probably wouldn't have found U.S. distribution but for the presence of Harry Potter. As the oldest of four orphans (all born in December) on holiday with a benevolent old man by the sea, Radcliffe plays a moody adolescent hoping to be adopted and ready for some under-the-bra adventures. The boys' sentimental journey leads to an inevitable riptide — literal and figurative — that tears them apart before bonding them back together. EXTRAS Deleted scenes might have made some details (like prospective parents' marital woes) more clear. B-

Originally posted Dec 14, 2007 Published in issue #970 Dec 21, 2007 Order article reprints
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