Picture a "Dead Poets Society" setting at the onset of World War II. Five prep school students each respond with shock and surprise the day after the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Learning that they will be asked to enlist, they spend their last night together battling emotions and each other, each deciding whether or not he wants to risk his life defending and avenging his country. This is a heartfelt story that explores every possible reaction from fear to anger and how friends and situations alter feelings. Each young man has his own individual character and story; each has an opinion that he tries to impress upon his friends (and two brothers). Not only do we learn who will eventually enlist and who will not, we will also understand why they came to their decisions. I found the dramatic elements entertaining and thought provoking. The acting at times becomes slightly over-dramatic giving the feel of a soap opera based in December 1941. Wil Wheaton gives the most constant performance of the group; however, this is not his overall best role. I specifically enjoyed references to comic book hero Captain America and the anti-war novel "Johnny Get Your Gun" and their applied influences. The sets and wardrobe realistically depict the era adding to the atmosphere. The music sounds like it was duplicated from a Hallmark or Lifetime drama; it works in some scenes and feels overused in others. Fortunately, filmmakers use it sparingly. Overall, I found "December" fairly entertaining and very thought provoking. For anyone who does not understand the complexities of war and the emotions involved, start them with classics "Tora Tora Tora" and "Saving Private Ryan" then add this little film to more personalize the experience.