Written September 10, 2007
The trailer looks really good. It'll be interesting to see if Daniel Radcliffe fans can accept him as anyhing else other than Harry Potter. I really hope they can, because he's got a lot of potential. I'll be there opening weekend.
Written September 15, 2007
Golden days for young and old is what we witness in this gentle but penetrating drama.
You walk out feeling like you have been on holiday and made 4 new friends. Amazing touch with the story and if you can deal with those funny Australian accents then no problem. (They dont really sound like they do on THE SIMPSONS)
Dan from HARRY POTTER is really good and a versatile actor.
Written October 07, 2007
I saw this yesterday and all I can say is "Hooray" I was thrilled to see this departure for Daniel Radcliffe and equally pleased with the strong performances by all of the actors in this film. Because these boys have been continually rejected for adoption in an outback orphanage the bond between them is palpable even though they still long for families.
Beautifully filmed, and also a good soundtrack. I highly recommend this film.
Written September 17, 2007
Great movie. Its been a while since we have seen such innocence and simple yet sophisticated characters. It was a refreshing change from all the death and bloody movies that they make these days. Daniel Radcliff is as usually very good. He is a bit awkward in some places, it seems that as he growing up from the Harry Potter days, he is still getting used to his “new skin”. The other boys are amazing and I loved the story. It is definitely a movie that will remain with me for a long time to come.
Written September 25, 2007
Finding this movie at "a theater near you" was not an easy feast. Alas I had to resort to fly from Raleigh NC to Atlanta GA (thank God for working for an airline) and meeting up with my best Bud to see it. We were both glad we went. It is a nice coming of age story, depicting the friendship of four boys, that really goes so much deeper than friendship. You rarely see this theme played out as a story between "boys only" without the usual buddy/buddy references or without the boys being jocks. Furthermore this movie shows that boys can be emotional and sensitive, without having the fear of being labllled as homosexual as is so commonplace these days.
The movie is set in the 1960s, and I loved to see that the boys' thought of rebelling was sneaking a smoke and a beer. Yet nobody then freaked out about it. And it doesn't mean they all turned out addicts!
Nice sencery shots in the beautiful Australia!