Outside Providence
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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 1970s. Timothy Dunphy (Shawn Hatosy), known as Dunph to his friends and Dildo to others, is a high school burn-out with a gift for getting into trouble; it doesn't help that his best friend is named Drugs Delaney (Jon Abrahams), and it somehow makes sense that Dunph's pet would be a three-legged dog with one eye. Dunph's father (Alec Baldwin) is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
‑ John Hartl, Film.com
"[The first] shot is pure Farrelly, but the rest of the movie doesn't match its humor."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"I wish I had been outside of Providence instead of watching this mess."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Alec Baldwin is the least convincing blue - collar - poker - playing - whisky - swilling yahoo to hit the screen in many a year."
‑ Douglas Konecky, culturevulture.net
"When the Farrellys have a point to make they know just the right language."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Michael Corrente loses his bearings, bringing nothing fresh, and everything bland."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"...the performances and the genuinely interesting script make this one worth checking out."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Outside Providence shows us nothing we haven't seen before."
‑ Todd Anthony, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Nothing, absolutely nothing, is original in this movie!"
‑ Edvins Beitiks, San Francisco Examiner
"Delightful cinematic surprise!"
‑ Ernest Hardy, Film.com
"Faithfully evokes the era!"
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"A funny and sometimes poignant coming-of-age drama."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Outside Providence is the kind of film that, 10 minutes after the closing credits roll, you can't help forgetting."
‑ Angela McManaman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"A film sort-of from the Farrelly brothers with practically none of its charm."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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