THE YOUNG OFFENDERS
OUT 13 january / CERT 15 / 83 MINS Director Peter Foott CAST Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, Dominic Machale
WRITER-DIRECTOR PETER Foott makes a fine feature bow with this hilarious story about two teenage misfits cycling to the west Cork coast to find a missing €7 million bale of cocaine. Dodging their despairing parents, a dogged cop and a disabled drug dealer, newcomers Murphy and Walley bicker and banter like Laurel and Hardy with acne and bumfluff. But the supporting cast also excels in a road romp filled with glorious scenery, stinging one-liners and offbeat set-pieces involving a sticky lolly, a confused chicken and a bouncing nail gun. yet what makes this one of the best Irish comedies since 2011’s The Guard is Foott’s deft use of seemingly insignificant details.