DECEMBER BOYS (2007)
Movie Review, Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog
You probably missed it in the theater. It stars Daniel Radcliffe at the height of the Harry Potter phenomenon. The Australian made film also found a big name distributor for the USA and Canada, Warner Brothers. Yes, the same mega movie studio that distributed Harry Potter. If you were the producer of this little Australian project, you might expect you would hit the jackpot with Radcliffe’s star power, plus one of the biggest movie distributors in the world. You’d be wrong.
Filmed down under in 2006, December Boys is based on the novel of the same name. The setting was moved up from the 1930s to the 1960s and is told as a flashback, as it was in the book. This allows the ending to be brought up to modern times. The boys are orphans at a Catholic institution. Four boys…
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