A Wake In Providence
A Wake In Providence (2005)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 15, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
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Dana Stevens
New York Times

A warm-hearted ethnic comedy in the vein of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Daniel M. Kimmel

Zesty indie comedy from Rhode Island is a winner, with ethnic humor easily mixing with universal truths about dealing with families.

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Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

A pretty decent comedy of manners.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

The performers' warmth and air of good cheer make one forgiving of the film's predictability.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

[A] witless farce.

Carlo Cavagna

A film for those people who think My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the greatest comedy of the past ten years

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Hilarious and filled with wonderful characters and situations.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

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.

Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

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.

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