• Outside Providence (1999)

Outside Providence

Release Date: September 1st, 1999

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2000

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Shawn Hatosy, Jon Abrahams, Tommy Bone, Jonathan Brandis, Jack Ferver, Adam LaVorgna, Jesse Leach, Gabriel Mann

Director: Michael Corrente

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Miramax

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Father, Love interest, 1970s, Transformation, Love, Brother, Growing up, Heartwarming, Hilarious, Friendship, Best friend, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    It's much closer to a European film in sensibility than to one of Hollywood's factory products. show more

  • 35
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Plays like mediocre outtakes from better bell-bottomed fare (Richard Linklater's authentic, seriocomic "Dazed and Confused"; Fox's "That '70s Show") without making any kind of impression of its own. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Like Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," Outside Providence reminisces vividly, recalling the era fondly but not with too much sugar. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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