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Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

Summary: Based on the classic Michael Noonan novel, December Boys is the 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. But the boys finally have something to look forward to when the convent sends them to visit the seaside one summer. While at the seaside, the boys meet a young couple unable to have children and 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. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Runtime: 105 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, underage drinking and smoking.
Production: Village Roadshow Pictures
Genres: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 11, 2007
Director Credit
Rod Hardy Director
Writer Credit
Marc Rosenberg Writer
Michael Noonan Writer
Ronald Kinnoch Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Daniel Radcliffe Maps
Teresa Palmer Lucy
Cast Credit
Carmel Johnson Sister Beatrice
Christian Byers Sparks
Frank Gallacher Father Scully
Jack Thompson Bandy
James Fraser Spit
Judi Farr Reverend Mother
Kris McQuade Mrs. McAnsh
Lee Cormie Misty
Max Cullen Narrator/Adult Misty
Paul Blackwell Watson
Ralph Cotterill Shellback
Sullivan Stapleton Fearless
Victoria Hill Teresa
Producer Credit
Barbara Gibbs Line Producer
Hal Gaba Executive Producer
Jay Sanders Co-Producer
Jonathan Shteinman Executive Producer
Richard Becker Producer
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