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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-

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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