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The latest entry on the long list of follow-up disappointments will have to be Outside Providence, a film sort-of from the Farrelly brothers (There's Something About Mary) with practically none of its charm.

Based on an old novel by Peter Farrelly, this is the (obviously autobiographical to some extent) tale of a good-for-nothing, super-poor kid called Dunph (Hatosy) growing up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (you know, outside Providence). When he gets high and smashes the car into a police cruiser, dad somehow works a deal to get him sent to a prep school in Connecticut, where he finds himself a fish out of water.

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Outside Providence Review


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It seems Peter and Bobby Farrelly -- the writing-directing brothers behind the laugh-'til-ya-puke hits "There's Something About Mary," "Kingpin" and "Dumb and Dumber" -- are not all comedy after all.

Their stoner coming-of-age story for "Outside Providence," which they wrote with director Michael Corrente from a novel Peter published in 1998, is more far more bittersweet than funny.

A considerably less creative yarn than the pictures they directed themselves, "Providence" follows blue collar dope-head Timothy Dunphy (Shawn Hatosy) though his stereotypical, out-of-place adventures in restrictive prep school in 1974, where he's sent by his beer-swillin', paunch-scratchin' pop (Alec Baldwin) after getting baked behind the wheel with his loadie friends and crashing into a parked police car.

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The latest entry on the long list of follow-up disappointments will have to be Outside...

Outside Providence Movie Review

Outside Providence Movie Review

It seems Peter and Bobby Farrelly -- the writing-directing brothers behind the laugh-'til-ya-puke hits "There's...

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