A Wake In Providence (1999)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 3
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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 3.1/5
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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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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.
Zesty indie comedy from Rhode Island is a winner, with ethnic humor easily mixing with universal truths about dealing with families.
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
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- Rudy: 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.
- Anthony: 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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