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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
Rating: R (for language and some sexual content.)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jane Milmore, Mike Pagano, Vincent Pagano, Billy Van Zandt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 7, 2006
Indican Pictures


Mike Pagano
as Frankie
Adrienne Barbeau
as Aunt Lidia
Lisa Raggio
as Claudia
Kaye Kingston
as Gram Baldassarre
Louis Guss
as Uncle Guy
Micole Mercurio
as Aunt Elaine
Sam Coppola
as Uncle Joe
Magda Harout
as Aunt Alma
John Capodice
as Uncle Sal
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Critic Reviews for A Wake In Providence

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

A warm-hearted ethnic comedy in the vein of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

November 10, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The performers' warmth and air of good cheer make one forgiving of the film's predictability.

Full Review… | November 10, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Hilarious and filled with wonderful characters and situations.

Full Review… | April 15, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Zesty indie comedy from Rhode Island is a winner, with ethnic humor easily mixing with universal truths about dealing with families.

Full Review… | April 13, 2005
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 11, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

[A] witless farce.

Full Review… | November 11, 2005
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Audience Reviews for A Wake In Providence


if you're from RI, this movie is an absolute must-see. Find it, buy it, watch it. ESPECIALLY if you're "F.B.I." (full blooded Italian...)

A Wake In Providence Quotes

Rudy: Let me tell you a little saying that has gotten me through life. All families suck.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Uncle Guy: Vic Damon married a black girl.
Aunt Elaine: He had such a lovely voice.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Anthony: Hey, Uncle Guy! How're ya doin'?
Uncle Guy: My testicles are hanging so low, they're pushing my socks down.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)

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