December Boys

September 14, 2007 0 By Fans
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One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.6/10 (6,180 voted)

Critic's Score: 56/100

Rod Hardy

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Teresa Palmer, Lee Cormie

The film is based on

Writers: Ronald Kinnoch, Marc Rosenberg


Daniel Radcliffe


Lee Cormie


Christian Byers


James Fraser


Jack Thompson


Teresa Palmer


Sullivan Stapleton


Victoria Hill


Max Cullen

Adult Misty

Kris McQuade

Mrs. McAnsh

Ralph Cotterill


Frank Gallacher

Father Scully

Paul Blackwell


Judi Farr

Reverend Mother

Carmel Johnson

Sister Beatrice

After that summer nothing would ever be the same again.


Official Website:
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Release Date: 14 September 2007

Filming Locations: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: $4,000,000


Opening Weekend: $15,810
(16 September 2007)
(4 Screens)

Gross: $46,474
(30 September 2007)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Freddie Highmore (age 13 when the feature was filmed) was originally set to star. His agent and mother also represents Daniel Radcliffe (age 16 during filming) which is how Daniel came on board; Freddie had to pull out because his grandmother became sick and he couldn't leave England to film in Australia.


Factual errors:
(At 09:22) The vehicle is shown driving down the right hand side of the road whereas Australia requires driving on the left side.


Just remember Misty, no matter what, you're still a December boy.

User Review

A gentle story, well told with stunning Australian scenery.

Rating: 10/10

I loved this movie from beginning to end. It was a wonderful story of
growing up and as the memories are long distant everything seems so
much more magical and larger than life. As it really does when we are
adults looking back at our childhood. I thought the acting was
excellent and it was very well cast. Daniel Radcliffe plays a very
subdued character far removed from HARRY POTTER and shows that he has
the talent to continue in the business as an adult. The other 3 boys
are good finds and I am sure we will see more of them in the future.
While there is only a small cast, each one has a strong role and Mr &
Mrs McAnsh are truly memorable. Kangaroo Island is absolutely stunning
and from the dusty outback to the crystal clear coast, the visual
splendour is a feast for the eyes. Don't expect a special effects
blockbuster, just enjoy the journey of a lovely story!