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Movie Review: 'Outside Providence'

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Outside Providence

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
96 minutes
performer:
Alec Baldwin, Shawn Hatosy
director:
Michael Corrente
Producer:
Bobby Farrelly
distributor:
Miramax Home Video
author:
Peter Farrelly
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a C-

An unexceptional coming-of-age story about a working-class kid in Rhode Island (Shawn Hatosy) who does penny-ante, pot-dumb things. (It’s based on an old autobiographical first novel by Dumb & Dumber cocreator Peter Farrelly, but don’t go looking for belly laughs.) For verisimilitude as the kid’s gruff dad, Alec Baldwin talks with a ripe Rhode Island accent, swigs beer, and calls his son Dildo. C-

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