I wanted to like it more than I actually did... But much of the humor totally escaped me and I walked out only mildly impressed.
This is ultimately a movie about the very bad things that can happen when we don't address our unease, when we just try to brush it off, whether that's to fit in or to preserve our self-image.
what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
This prog is just being shown in the UK! VERY early in the mornings but...I love it. Funny, witty and virtually no violence whatsoever. Why it was cancelled is beyond me...it should still be running. Much nicer to see the lead in this than CSI...where she appears to be paid for wearing the slinkiest of outfits and must walk whilst being filmed!
The series is about a family trying to find their way after their mother dies at the youngest daughter's wedding. It keeps the older daughter-a plastic surgeon in CA from returning to her practice, leaves daughter pregnant without a groom, dad with his in home Vet practice and son as wayward as ever-a pretty full house. Sydney-eldest daughter turns her training and knowledge to work at a free clinic. Joanie with the help of her family raises her daughter as a single mom. Robbie works at a bar and like his siblings can't get a relationship to work. Set in Rhode Island this drama does look at the lighter side of life at times too.
I love watching Providence on Friday nights. It's a good way to unwind and feel good. After the wedding of Sydney Hansen, the show will be off the air. NBC is cancelling another awesome show, and in the middle of the season. I used to like NBC but now it seems they are cancelling all these good shows. I will miss Providence and all the characters. I wish the show would at least last through May, 2003.
First of all, this show is *not* about a location: this show is about *just another* female character! Secondly, call me male chauvinist for what I am about to write, but I am a woman. We have all had a colleague at work that is just the complete control freak- always in charge of everything, welcoming more and more responsibilities, lecturing others and *not having a life*. Well, here's Melina Kanakaredes' role in "Providence": a female doctor who is, in a word, perfect. In two words, she's your ordinary and unsustainable control freak.She works? No, she does everything at work! Other doctors should only be extras! She volunteers? No, she is probably preparing to run for mayor one day. She helps, she befriends? Yes, but only developing relationships with people she can control more, eg her patients (how professional)! She is even in touch with her dead mother, mind you, because they clearly took her away without her consent! Who could have been so stupid to challenge her almighty powers like this? Does she ever engage in useless, yet funny activities? Does she ever avoid to take her heroic self so seriously? If I were one of her colleagues I would just tell her politely to *Get A Life* and resign from my job. Oh, and when the show isn't concentrated on the epic of this woman there is also her family - a bunch of poor actors who try to raise the morale of the show with some humor, only to succumb under lines and gags that are worse than those from "The Drombusch Family". The saddest thing is that writers surely didn't need to invent anything for her characters: women like that are everywhere theses days. If it's coming near you, get a bigger tv set to accommodate the ego of this character.