There's a lot going on in 2by4. Writer/director/star Jimmy Smallhorne blends a sexual identity crisis with a scathing look at the experience of illegal Irish immigrants in New York City to deliver a compelling though somewhat muddled journey through dark streets, dark bedrooms, and dark bars.

Johnnie (Smallhorne), a wiry and intense construction foreman, works for his Uncle Trump (Chris O'Neill) alongside a boisterous bunch of Irish illegals who spend their spare time drinking beer, doing coke, playing poker, and slapping a field hockey ball around in the Bronx park near where they live.

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