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  • Summary: Timothy Dunphy, (aka. "Dunph," "Dildo") has a broken home, a three-legged dog and a full-blown attraction to trouble. After crashing into a parked police car, his father (Baldwin) packs him off to prep school -- where he's out of place, outclassed and seriously outnumbered. Now he's aboutTimothy Dunphy, (aka. "Dunph," "Dildo") has a broken home, a three-legged dog and a full-blown attraction to trouble. After crashing into a parked police car, his father (Baldwin) packs him off to prep school -- where he's out of place, outclassed and seriously outnumbered. Now he's about to show everyone that even he can get a piece of class. (Miramax) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. 90
    Wonderful...It's funny and offbeat, sometimes raucous, but it still manages to come at you in gentle layers.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    88
    It's much closer to a European film in sensibility than to one of Hollywood's factory products.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    75
    Like Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," Outside Providence reminisces vividly, recalling the era fondly but not with too much sugar.
  4. Peter Farrelly is angry at Miramax for marketing his and his brother Bobby's new film as a follow-up to their surprise smash hit, "There's Something About Mary."
  5. 58
    The standout is Baldwin, utterly convincing as a gruff cuss whose life has been forever stained by the death of his wife.
  6. 50
    Reeks of the kind of atmosphere that makes you reach for the Lysol.
  7. 30
    Smug, uninsightful light drama.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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