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August 30, 1999 | MATT COLTRIN
The marketing campaign for "Outside Providence," directed by Michael Corrente and distributed by Miramax Films, is putting co-producers Peter Farrelly and his brother, Bobby, in a "slightly awkward position," Peter said. "I love the movie, I think Michael did a great job," said Farrelly, on whose novel the film is based. "But Miramax is selling it as the new outrageous comedy from the guys who did 'There's Something About Mary.'
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August 30, 1999 | MATT COLTRIN
The marketing campaign for "Outside Providence," directed by Michael Corrente and distributed by Miramax Films, is putting co-producers Peter Farrelly and his brother, Bobby, in a "slightly awkward position," Peter said. "I love the movie, I think Michael did a great job," said Farrelly, on whose novel the film is based. "But Miramax is selling it as the new outrageous comedy from the guys who did 'There's Something About Mary.'
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August 30, 1999 | MATT COLTRIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Filmmaker Peter Farrelly recalls that when he was a Rhode Island teenager in the mid-1970s, no music affected him as deeply as early Bruce Springsteen. "It was the one good thing we had," he says almost reverently. So even now he winces at what lay ahead. "Disco was just beginning," says the co-creator of last year's "There's Something About Mary," "but guys were hanging on to that '60s long-hair thing. I remember feeling stuck in the middle. I had hair halfway down my back.
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August 30, 1999 | MATT COLTRIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Filmmaker Peter Farrelly recalls that when he was a Rhode Island teenager in the mid-1970s, no music affected him as deeply as early Bruce Springsteen. "It was the one good thing we had," he says almost reverently. So even now he winces at what lay ahead. "Disco was just beginning," says the co-creator of last year's "There's Something About Mary," "but guys were hanging on to that '60s long-hair thing. I remember feeling stuck in the middle. I had hair halfway down my back.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1999
On your editorial pages, you frequently encourage the strengthening of our educational system. You deplore drug use, especially among young people. Yet in your movie listings, you place a star, signifying "especially noteworthy," next to "Outside Providence," a movie that makes disrespect for education and educators a source of callow adolescent humor, and that treats drug and alcohol abuse among teenagers as Oh So Funny. The final message of this film--that the consequences of a serious lapse of judgment can be avoided--does not serve young people well.
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