The Young Offenders
2016, Peter Foott, Ireland, 83 min. With Alex Murphy, Chris Walley.
- Sun, Oct 1st 5:15pm
“Snappy and smart…a sheer pleasure to watch, filled with capable and charming performances.” — Peter Frampton, Screen Anarchy
This wacky, rough-and-ready comedy, a runaway hit on home shores, is loosely based on the real story of Ireland’s biggest drug bust. Taking exceptional advantage of Cork’s picturesque vistas, it’s a buddy movie with a road-movie caper plot featuring Conor (Murphy) and Jock (Walley), a pair of restless lads from the wrong side of the tracks, who nonetheless harbor millionaire dreams. Their naiveté is borne out in a half-baked scheme to ride to the coast on stolen bicycles in search of a bale of cocaine gone missing in a shipwreck. With a ruthless gangster poised at one end of the equation and an obsessed cop who’s in hot pursuit on his bike at the other end, the boys soon find themselves between the proverbial rock and a hard place. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)
Sunday, October 1: Producer Julie Ryan is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.