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Sidewalks of New York (2001)

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The interlocking lives and loves of six New Yorkers.

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Edward Burns

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penny Balfour ... Young Hooker
Edward Burns ... Tommy
Michael Leydon Campbell ... Gio / Harry
Nadia Dajani ... Hilary
Rosario Dawson ... Maria
Kathleen Doyle ... Katy
Dennis Farina ... Carpo
Heather Graham ... Annie
Leah Gray Leah Gray ... Dental Hygienist
Timothy Jerome Timothy Jerome ... Dr. Lance (as Tim Jerome)
David Krumholtz ... Ben
Libby Langdon ... Make-up Girl
Alicia Meer Alicia Meer ... Elevator Girl
Brittany Murphy ... Ashley
Ted Neustadt Ted Neustadt ... Doctor
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Storyline

Six New Yorkers have an interrelated series of relationships. TV producer Tommy, who's just broken up with his girlfriend, has a short relationship with commitment-phobe Maria, who he meets in a video store, and also hooks up with married real-estate agent Annie, who he meets while apartment hunting. Annie is open to a relationship because her husband, Griffin, is cheating on her, which she slowly comes to realize through talking to her friend/co-worker who's gone through the same thing. Griffin, a 39-year-old dentist, is cheating with 19-year-old waitress Ashley, who he picked up in a park; she realizes she can do better when Ben, a hotel doorman and aspiring musician, tries to pick her up, in a belated attempt to recover from his divorce a year ago from schoolteacher Maria (the same Maria from the video store). Most of these relationships seem driven more by a desperate need to be in a relationship than actual love. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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In a city of 8 million people, what are the odds the perfect two will meet? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calles de Nueva York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$545,132, 25 November 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,402,459, 12 May 2002
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The painting in Tommy's (Edward Burns) home office is of the house Ed Burns grew up in on Long Island. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is sitting in the bathroom strumming his guitar, the chords change but the fingers of his left hand clearly do not. See more »

Quotes

Hilary: I'd trade all that just to be able to walk down the street with you... and hold your hand just once in public.
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Crazy Credits

MADE WITH PRIDE IN THE U.S.A. See more »

Connections

References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

A Girl Like You
(2001)
Written by Pete Yorn
Performed by Pete Yorn
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Real (maybe) but annoying
22 May 2003 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

I tuned in towards the beginning, watched a few minutes and said "hey this is cool, it's like real life". That high didn't last all that long, despite the neat idea of showing overlapping romances. Here's some of the problems - 1) nobody in the movie is all that sympathetic; 2) the deliberately amateurish directorial style, which includes short video cuts in the middle of nearly every extended conversation(!?), is unique the first 2 or 3 times but gets really obnoxious; 3) the preoccupation with talking sex to the exclusion of nearly anything else also gets old pretty fast. Dawson and Murphy are both attractive and try hard, but this whole thing started to seem false and/or pointless pretty quick. I wanted to at least watch the whole thing through since I was writing this, but sorry I just couldn't make it; maybe it got better after I tuned out. 5 out of 10. As a post-script, I watched The Brothers McMullen (not knowing it was an Ed Burns movie) and the same damn thing happened - it seemed great at first and then it wore out real real quick on me. Maybe Ed Burns should make 15 minute slice-of-life relationship movies.


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