Wake in Providence

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When his grandfather unexpectedly dies, aspiring actor Anthony brings his African American girlfriend Alissa home to meet his Italian American family in Rhode Island. Chaotic and more than a little emotional, the impromptu family gathering triggers a number of confrontations and some surprising confessions.

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Studio 2k4, Inc "dba" Indican Pi
SKU 202152475
UPC 825284200232
UPC 14 00825284200232
Format DVD
Release Date 4/8/2008
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Barbeau,Adrienne
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Cast & Crew
Adrienne Barbeau - Actor
Ed Alton - Original Music By
Gareth O'Neil - Editor
Lisa Raggio - Actor
Mark Kohl - Cinematographer
Patrick Coppola - Producer
Rosario Roveto Jr. - Director
Victoria Rowell - Actor
Vincent Pagano - Actor
Billy Van Zandt, et. al. - Writer
Rosario Roveto, Jr. - Director
William Redner - Producer
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ReviewSource Political Film Society Review
Review A Wake in Providence, directed by Rosario Roveto, is a variation on the theme of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967), but the ethnic group is Sicilian, not Greek. And the African American is the girlfriend, not the boyfriend...Perhaps the main puzzle is why the film was finished in 1999 but not released until 2005. Spike Lee's profound Do the Right Thing (1989) and Jungle Fever (1991) featured the same two ethnic groups, and A Wake in Providence does not measure up to his high standard, so perhaps the 2005 release supposed that filmviewers would not remember either.
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ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review A Wake in Providence might be said to have pleasant echoes of "Garden State" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" -- except that they aren't echoes; this 1999 indie film was made long before those other two hits, and frankly, is just about as good...could just as well been called "Awake in Providence," is well directed by Rosario Roveto Jr., who keeps the predictable plot humming along and keeps his actors from going over the top. Rowell is fetching and achieves that fine balance between emotional outrage and fragility.
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Reviewer G. Allen Johnson
ReviewRating 9
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Product Attributes
Actor Barbeau,Adrienne
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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Cinezine Go out and see this film.
Dana Stevens, NY Weekly Warm hearted, lovingly shot...a dryly funny Adrienne Barbeau...
Melissa Levine, SF Weekly ...endearing, with good ensemble scenes and strong acting...
Dana Stevens, The New York Times A warm-hearted ethnic comedy in the vein of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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