Written September 04, 2014
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 19, 2007
It is beauitifully shot but this movie is a bit of a long drawn out mess. I got rather sleepy at one point watching it.
I can tell that everyone was trying really hard to make it work and that's just one of the problems.
Teresa Palmer was superb. We needed to see more of her.
Radcliffe was OK for his first time away from Hogwarts but he was still rather stiff in his delivery.
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!