Nobody likes this film ... but what can I say? I thought 'December Boys' was a lovely movie. That sounds gay, but it's the best way I can describe it. The film is overly sentimental, but God hep me, I'm a sucker for sentimentality. And as a fan of Daniel Radcliffe - an actor who, while not always at his best, does have an interesting style and originality which I think (and hope) will continue to guide him further than the restrictions cast upon him by portraying Harry Potter - I enjoyed this for the fact that he does prove himself capable of playing someone else. The mystical quality gained by the alluring Australian location serves an equally important part in making this movie more interesting than it otherwise might have been, and from what I've heard, the storyline in the original novel is much more eventful and involving. But there you have it. 'December Boys' is what it is, and while I can understand why most people dislike it, I found it thoroughly enjoyable, and quite emotionally moving.