A Wake In Providence
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A Wake In Providence
Anthony (Vincent Pagano) is a white fledging actor who is in a happy relationship with Alissa (Victoria Rowell), who is beautiful, gainfully employed, and black. In spite of being sharply reminded that it has been 30 years since Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Anthony is reluctant to introduce her to his large traditional-minded family. Yet when Alissa does accompany Anthony home when his grandfather dies, he learns that race is only one of many issues this eccentric family contends with; two of Anthony's cousins are under the mistaken belief that they are wanted by the mob, his uncle… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A warm-hearted ethnic comedy in the vein of My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"Zesty indie comedy from Rhode Island is a winner, with ethnic humor easily mixing with universal truths about dealing with families."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Variety
"A pretty decent comedy of manners."
‑ Carla Meyer, Sacramento Bee
"The performers' warmth and air of good cheer make one forgiving of the film's predictability."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"[A] witless farce."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A film for those people who think My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the greatest comedy of the past ten years"
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"Hilarious and filled with wonderful characters and situations."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's somewhat ironic that writer-actors Vincent and Mike Pagano intend "Providence" to be a film about getting past ethnic stereotypes, since they apparently couldn't."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"for all the well-aimed blows it lands about how families make us crazy, it still has a very warm, very soft spot for these lunatics."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
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