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      Outside Providence

      R Released Sep 1, 1999 1 hr. 43 min. Comedy Drama List
      52% 77 Reviews Tomatometer 65% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy (Shawn Hatosy) is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney (Jon Abrahams). But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law convinces his blue-collar dad (Alec Baldwin) to send him to a Connecticut prep school. The one saving grace of the new school is Jane (Amy Smart), a fellow student Tim falls for immediately. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 31 Buy Now

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      Miscasted performers and humor miss the mark.

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      Roy V The only thing memorable was the soundtrack. Don't watch the movie just listen to the music. Or just skip the movie, and stream the soundtrack! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/26/23 Full Review steve d I found it neither funny nor cute. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Not memorable in any bit 2.4 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/13/20 Full Review Audience Member This movie is well worth 3 stars in my opinion nostalgia hits with this one. Classic comedy movie from back in the day funny movie. Classic line in the movie from Alec Baldwin- "Sex is like chinese dinner, it ain't over till you both get your cookies." lol love it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member It's one of my all-time favorites, an early Alec Baldwin classic comedic clip but the whole cast had myself & many mutually-minded friends laughing & loving for the years! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member It's nothing too special Alec Baldwin and Amy Smart are the only recognizable stars But like the main character we all need an education as well as a snap back to the real world This takes place in the 1970s with a young man just getting stoned, drunk and partying After getting into trouble and landing in jail his father wants him to get his act together so he sends him to private school Sometime later he meets and falls for a female classmate learning to open up about responsibility and actually having a real future It's pretty standard stuff but you still have some likable actors even if they're in the wrong kind of movie and lacking a lot of humor Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Ansen Newsweek This is a sweet, funny little movie, and with luck it can survive the marketing con job. Outside Providence is winning enough on its own terms. Mar 6, 2018 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 22, 2002 Full Review Susan Wloszczyna USA Today The movie reeks of the kind of atmosphere that makes you reach for the Lysol. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Chuck Klosterman Akron Beacon Journal Both absurdly hilarious and genuinely insightful (sometimes wickedly so). Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 26, 2023 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault The role could be a cliché, but Baldwin, sitting in his grim living room eating ice cream out of the carton and watching some stupid variety show, turns Old Man Dunphy into someone we all know. Rated: B Sep 2, 2022 Full Review Joe Lozito Big Picture Big Sound Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 14, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy (Shawn Hatosy) is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney (Jon Abrahams). But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law convinces his blue-collar dad (Alec Baldwin) to send him to a Connecticut prep school. The one saving grace of the new school is Jane (Amy Smart), a fellow student Tim falls for immediately.
      Director
      Michael Corrente
      Executive Producer
      Billy Heinzerling, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
      Screenwriter
      Peter Farrelly, Michael Corrente, Robert Farrelly
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 1, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $7.3M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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