Ari Karpel
December 14, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

December Boys

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
105 minutes
Limited Release Date
09/14/07
performer
James Fraser, Daniel Radcliffe
director
Rod Hardy
distributor
Warner Independent Pictures
author
Michael Noonan
genre
Romance, Drama

We gave it a B-

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-

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