Joshua Rich
March 17, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

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-

Yes, it’s based on a novel by There’s Something About Mary co-mastermind Peter Farrelly, but don’t expect any gross-out shocks or deep belly laughs from this banal tale of a ’70s stoner (Hatosy) who wises up at a New England boarding school. In a brief role as Hatosy’s blue-collar dad, Baldwin is the rare bright spot in a movie that truly demonstrates why the term coming of age story is such a cliche. C-

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