Outside Providence
Outside Providence (1999)

Based on a novel by Peter Farrelly, published in 1988 before he became famous as a writer and director of such films as Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, and There's Something About Mary, Outside Providence is a coming-of-age story set in the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Miscasted performers and humor miss the mark.

Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[The first] shot is pure Farrelly, but the rest of the movie doesn't match its humor.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When the Farrellys have a point to make they know just the right language.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Michael Corrente loses his bearings, bringing nothing fresh, and everything bland.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the performances and the genuinely interesting script make this one worth checking out.

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Ernest Hardy

Delightful cinematic surprise!

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

Faithfully evokes the era!

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A funny and sometimes poignant coming-of-age drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Timothy Dunphy: Brown University? They got one of those in Providence! "There once was a kid from Pawtucket..." I was pleasantly surprised by… More
Sean Gillespie
Cool story - slice of life film. Set in the 70's. Written by one of the Farrely Bros, but not directed. Kick ass soundtrack.
James Alvarez
Nothing special, yet still enjoyable.
Leigh Ryan
Good movie.

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