White Irish Drinkers
Genre: Drama
Director: John Gray
Stars: Nick Thurston, Karen Allen
**1/2

 

Directed by TV’s Ghost Whisperer creator John Gray, White Irish Drinkers is a familiar Brooklyn-set drama about blue-collar brothers taking opposite approaches to escape their abusive father and grim future — one through artistic means; the other as a thief. Convincing performances from a largely unknown cast elevate the gritty film beyond a handful of plot contrivances.