Graham Norton Gives The Young Offenders His Comedy Seal of Approval
The well-known TV and radio presenter, actor and comedian Graham Norton has heaped praise on the new Irish comedy The Young Offenders which will hit Irish cinemas next month. Speaking about the film he said “A classic movie double act is born! It captures everything that makes Ireland so special – it’s very funny, outrageous, and full of heart. Sell all your cocaine and buy a ticket to see this film!”.
Inspired by the true story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth €7m are seized, word gets out that there’s a bale missing. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip to find bale 62 but not everything goes to plan.
The debut feature from Peter Foott, The Young Offenders stars Cork natives Chris Walley and Alex Murphy as well as well-known comedians PJ Gallagher (Naked Camera) and Hilary Rose (The Republic of Telly). Since its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh last month where it picked up the Best Irish Film award it’s been receiving praise from critics and audiences alike. The film will have a Cork premiere on August 24th, and a Dublin premiere on September 8th.
The film is set to open across the Republic of Ireland on Friday 16th September with previews on the 10th and 11th September and will be the widest release of any Irish film so far this year.