Boys Behaving Badly (Movie Thoughts: Here Are The Young Men)

2003 Dublin is the setting for Eoin Macken’s ‘Here Are The Young Men,’ and despite a talented cast, it falls flat. It’s one of those kids behaving badly kind of film, although a.real narrative would have been nice. I am sure the book is all fleshed out but what we get here is endless scenes of these kids gallivanting, getting drunk and taking pills, vandalizing and basically acting like bums. Dean-Charles Chapman has a strong movie star presence, and Anya Taylor-Joy shows up from The Queens Gambit to sing a Joy Division song. Those are basically the most interesting things in this wandering feature.

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