White Irish Drinkers

White Irish Drinkers

DVD - 2011
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A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring scheme to steal enough money for the two to escape, timed around the chaos of an upcoming Rolling Stones concert.
Publisher: [United States] : Screen Media Films, 2011
Call Number: DVD F WHIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ncs1961
May 09, 2014

full disclosure: I didn't see the end. What was it about this film that annoyed me so much that I had to finally shut it off? It played like a string of cliches - It was well cast and the actors could've done more with their characters, if only the story would've let them.

SLeeg Mar 14, 2013

Really loved this movie and I gave it a 5 though it's not perfect. I'd probably give it a 4.8 if I could because a couple things gave me pause and took me out of the movie, such as the insertion of the culture (to show the setting and times) seemed forced. Other than that it was an awesome movie and the actors were wonderful, I think I especially like the actor who played the dad. He did a really great job, hopefully he's not like that in real life. I'd really recommend it and I'll watch it again myself.

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Janplan
Jan 18, 2013

A pleasant surprise. Well done, good story, some surprises. Refreshing change from regular Hollywood movies.

aaa5756 Dec 14, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

voisjoe1 Nov 07, 2011

This little indie depicts the lives of the younger Brooklyn generation as they try to find a life different than that of their floundering older generation.

The elders are depicted by aging stars Stephen Lang, Peter Riegert, and Karen Allen. These stars show why they have lasted all these years.

It's been so long since I've seen Allen in a movie, that I didn't recognize her until 60 minutes through the movie.

I think this film is much better than some of the critics are saying. I gave it 4 stars.

jpozenel Aug 20, 2011

Pretty good acting all around. The parents played by Karen Allen and Stephen Lang were especially good, with Karen Allen being the real stand out.

It's a relatively simple story that I'll remember for years to come if someone asks what it was about.

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