Outside Providence

Outside Providence: Wednesday, September 1, 1999

Written by one of the Farrley brothers, the duo that directed There's Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber, comes the comedy Outside Providence. Timothy Dunphy, played by Shawn Hatosy, comes from a broken home, has no future and doesn't care much about school. To top it all of, his friends are all a bunch of losers. Wait a minute. Is this the plot or my life story? After Dunphy crashes into a parked police car, his father, played by Alec Baldwin, sends him off to a prep school. Miramax has been advertising this movie as being as raunchy as There's Something about Mary, but audiences expecting this will be disappointed, since it is more about growth and understanding. The critics are divided half are saying it's funny and clever while the other half are saying they've seen it all before.

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Points 37.5 50 50 72.5 52.5

52.5 - Go See At Matinee 

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0 - 40 points Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"

Michael Corrente


Michael Corrente
Bobby Farrelly




A bad guy must come to terms with himself when he is sent to a prep school.


Alec Baldwin as Old Man Dunphy
George Wendt as Joey
Shawn Hatosy as Timothy Dunphy
Sara Gilbert


Running Time

1 hr. 35 min


R teen drug use and strong language  sexual references and violence




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People Reviews For Outside Providence

Unknown 1 
I have read the book and seen the movie and I'd like to say the book is really really dirty, but it's good. And the movie was done very well, I give it a thumbs up.

Unknown 2
I think that this movie was great.  It kind of pertains to today and I think if you have a good outlook you should not be affend by anything that was said in the movie.....