If it wasn't clear before, it is now: Edward Burns is one of the best writer-director-actors to come along in a long time. Somewhat like Woody Allen, (a writer/director/actor who makes most of his films in New York)although Burns' films ring truer, and are in my opinion funnier.
"Sidewalks" is, like his other films, an honest look at everyday people and this thing we call love. The film is humourous, touching, and insightful. Although, since the movie is shot in documentary style, it makes it seem even more like a slice of life. With on-street interviews, jarring camera work and jump-cuts, the movie has the look of a PBS piece. But that's a good thing.
The supporting cast is excellent, Rosario Dawson, Dennis Farina, Krumholz, Brittany Murphy (quite a lot of names for a small film) all nail their parts.
This film is a must-see for fans of Burns and just fans of good movies.