Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Outside Providence (1999)

This is an okay movie. In 1974 Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Tim crashes into a parked police car while high on marijuana and his dad (Alec Baldwin) sends him to a prep school hoping he will reform. His mother committed suicide when he was a child and his brother Jackie has to be in a wheelchair. If Tim is unable to graduate, he will be forced to spend a year in jail. He meets Jane Weston who is attending the nearby all-girls school and their friendship blossoms into romance. When the dorm master discovers Tim and his friends have alcohol and marijuana in their room, Jane’s acceptance to Brown University is revoked.

The film was adapted from the 1988 book written by Peter Farrelly. An alternate ending is available on the DVD. The prep school scenes were filmed at the University of Rhode Island and the Cranston Street Armory.

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