A Wake In Providence (2005)
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Anthony (Vincent Pagano) is a white fledging actor who is in a happy relationship with Alissa (Victoria Rowell), who is beautiful, gainfully employed, and black. In spite of being sharply reminded that it has been 30 years since Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Anthony is reluctant to introduce her to his large traditional-minded family. Yet when Alissa does accompany Anthony home when his grandfather dies, he learns that race is only one of many issues this eccentric family contends with; two of Anthony's cousins are under the mistaken belief that they are wanted by the mob, his uncle talks endlessly about his testicles, and his aunt takes Alissa aside and tells her that the only way to survive in this wacky family is to drink. A Wake in Providence was screened at the 1999 Boston Film Festival. … More
as Aunt Lidia
as Gram Baldassarre
as Uncle Guy
as Aunt Elaine
as Uncle Joe
as Aunt Alma
as Uncle Sal
as Aunt Esther
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Critic Reviews for A Wake In Providence
A warm-hearted ethnic comedy in the vein of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
The performers' warmth and air of good cheer make one forgiving of the film's predictability.
It's somewhat ironic that writer-actors Vincent and Mike Pagano intend "Providence" to be a film about getting past ethnic stereotypes, since they apparently couldn't.
A film for those people who think My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the greatest comedy of the past ten years
Zesty indie comedy from Rhode Island is a winner, with ethnic humor easily mixing with universal truths about dealing with families.
for all the well-aimed blows it lands about how families make us crazy, it still has a very warm, very soft spot for these lunatics.
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A Wake In Providence Quotes
- Let me tell you a little saying that has gotten me through life. All families suck.
- Uncle Guy:
- Vic Damon married a black girl.
- Aunt Elaine:
- He had such a lovely voice.
- Hey, Uncle Guy! How're ya doin'?
- Uncle Guy:
- My testicles are hanging so low, they're pushing my socks down.
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