White Irish Drinkers
DIRECTED BY: John Gray
WRITTEN BY: John Gray
STARRING: Nick Thurston, Geoffrey Wigdor, Stephen Lang, Karen Allen, Leslie Murphy, Peter Riegert
Screen Media Films
RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2011 (limited)
Set in 1975 Brooklyn, White Irish Drinkers is a coming-of-age tale not unlike many we’ve seen in the past. Though not exactly the most original of stories, however, director John Gray has delivered a decent drama that’s worth a watch.
The movie follows Brian Leary (Nick Thurston), a talented 18-year-old artist facing the always difficult decision of what to do in life. He loves to draw and paint and would like to do it as a career, but he’s unsure if that’s even possible and doesn’t even feel comfortable telling his friends and family about it because he comes from a strict blue-collar upbringing. The only one who he does feel comfortable sharing it with is a girl he meets named Shauna (Leslie Murphy), who helps him expand his horizons.
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