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A Wake In Providence (1999)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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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

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Nov 7, 2006

Indican Pictures

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (3)

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

November 10, 2005
New York Times
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The performers' warmth and air of good cheer make one forgiving of the film's predictability.

November 10, 2005 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Hilarious and filled with wonderful characters and situations.

April 15, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Zesty indie comedy from Rhode Island is a winner, with ethnic humor easily mixing with universal truths about dealing with families.

April 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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[A] witless farce.

November 11, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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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.

August 25, 2005 Full Review
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A pretty decent comedy of manners.

April 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

A film for those people who think My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the greatest comedy of the past ten years

April 14, 2005 Full Review Source: AboutFilm.com
AboutFilm.com

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.

April 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
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    1. Rudy: Let me tell you a little saying that has gotten me through life. All families suck.
    – Submitted by Frances H (5 months ago)
    1. Uncle Guy: Vic Damon married a black girl.
    2. Aunt Elaine: He had such a lovely voice.
    – Submitted by Frances H (5 months ago)
    1. Anthony: Hey, Uncle Guy! How're ya doin'?
    2. Uncle Guy: My testicles are hanging so low, they're pushing my socks down.
    – Submitted by Frances H (5 months ago)
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