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Sidewalks of New York

Originally slated to open in late September, Edward Burns' comedy about life and love in New York City was pushed back two months after the World Trade Center attacks. Burns, a Woody Allen disciple--as evidenced by his first film The Brothers McMullen--has more-or-less remade Allen's 1993 comedy Husbands and Wives. The plot twists and bobs through love triangles and arguments as the cast ruminates on love, sex and fidelity. Writer-director Burns also stars in the film as a would-be writer looking to rebound after ending a long-term relationship. He soon meets Rosario Dawson at a video store (over a copy of Breakfast at Tiffany's) and the sparks fly. Things are complicated however by ex-husband David Krumholtz who still pines over Dawson. Eventually, Krumhotz turns to waitress Brittany Murphy, but she's in the middle of an affair with married dentist Stanley Tucci. Things come full circle when Tucci's unsatisfied wife (Heather Graham) takes an interest in Burns. See "Opening Friday" for theaters.

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