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Uneventful 'December' leaves audience cold

"The December Boys" is the latest, but not greatest, addition to the overcrowded "coming of age" film genre. The fact that the tale is set in 1960's Australia helps it stand apart, but just barely. The film, adapted from a novel by Michael Noonan, is directed by Rod Hardy and stars Daniel Radcliffe and Lee Cormie (a poor man's Freddie Highmore, aka Charlie from Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory").

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