In this wry ensemble comedy, six self-absorbed New Yorkers looking for love become entangled in a series of circular romantic relationships.
Immortal film clown Buster Keaton ignites a big city free-for-all in this riotous "talkie" costarring Anita Page and Cliff Edwards. In a hilariously hapless attempt to collect the rent on one of his inner city tenements, wealthy uptown landlord Harmon (Keaton) is mobbed by unruly street urchins. But when he sets his eyes on Margie (Page), the beautiful older sister of a young tough named Clipper, Harmon forgets all about his rent money. Smitten by Margie, and suddenly imbued with the spirit of philanthropy, Harmon commences a sidesplitting campaign to "reform" Clipper and the rest of the street kids. Harmon and his faithful valet Poggle (Edwards) pull out all the stops to lure the kids off the streets – and simultaneously foil the scheme of a local crook who also has designs on Margie. One of Keaton's earliest ventures into sound film, Sidewalks of New York brims with the comedian's trademark acrobatic antics and nonstop slapstick pandemonium.
A documentary film crew follows the lives of six New Yorkers as their lives unexpectedly intersect — or at least that's what writer, director, and actor Edward Burns would like you to believe in this comedy-drama that looks at the rocky road of relationships in the Big Apple. After sharing the stories of their earliest sexual experiences with an interviewer, six people are trailed by a cameraman through the course of an average day. Tommy (Edward Burns) is a successful television producer (and unsuccessful novelist) who becomes quickly infatuated when he meets Maria (Rosario Dawson) in a video store. Maria is a teacher at an upscale private school who has just gotten out of a bad marriage with Ben (David Krumholtz), a struggling musician with a day job as a doorman. Ben, on the other hand, finds himself attracted to Ashley (Brittany Murphy) when she waits on his table at a coffee shop. Ashley, as it happens, is involved in an affair with Griffin (Stanley Tucci), a dentist who is chronically unfaithful to his wife Annie (Heather Graham). Annie, a real estate agent, also happens to be friends with Tommy, one of her customers, bringing the circle to a close. Shot in only 16 days, Sidewalks of New York marked a return to (relatively) low-budget filmmaking for Edward Burns, who directed two less-than-successful major studio projects following his breakthrough with the independent feature The Brothers McMullen.
One of Keaton's earliest ventures into sound film, Sidewalks of New York brims with the comedian's trademark acrobatic antics and nonstop slapstick pandemonium.
From Edward Burns, the celebrated writer, director, producer and star of "The Brothers McMullen" and "She's The One", comes an ensemble romantic comedy about the joys and woes of six Manhattanites looking for love.
Sidewalks Of New York movie trailer - starring Stanley Tucci, Heather Graham, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, Edward Burns, Dennis Farina. Directed by Edward Burns. Genre: Drama
Sidewalks Of New York movie trailer - starring Heather Graham, Stanley Tucci, Rosario Dawson, Dennis Farina, Brittany Murphy, Edward Burns. Directed by Edward Burns. Genre: Drama
Trailer for Sidewalks of New York.
An intricate web of relationships is examined by Ed Burns in Sidewalks of New York. Burns, who also wrote and produced the film, stars as Tommy Reilly, a boy from Queens turned successful Manhattanite. After being kicked out of the apartment he shared with his girlfriend, he is back in the dating scene. When he meets a divorced schoolteacher, the connections between the additional main characters in the ensemble are identified slowly but surely: a divorced couple, an adulterous married man and his mistress, and a doubting wife. Burns' look at relationships leaves no stone unturned as the main characters and their friends discuss their love lives. Filmed throughout New York City, the characters' stories are spliced together by their own personal monologues in documentary-style scenes. Well-delivered, witty, and humorous banter that is reminiscent of the works of Woody Allen keeps the story moving, as does the shooting technique of following behind the characters with the camera. Tucci, in particular, delivers a standout performance as a two-timing, lecherous dentist.