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Sneaks 2003 | Comedy

Oh, the places we'll go

Including remakes and originals, sequels and prequels, plus several Episodes 3 of three, almost 300 titles represent more than most people can see. Organized roughly by genre, movies of 2003 are dominated by drama, but comedy and action have traction; so do documentaries, horror and thrillers and "Bears." Oh my.

January 19, 2003|Richard Cromelin and Kevin Crust

American Wedding. The gang from "American Pie" and "American Pie 2" reconvene for the marriage of Jim and Michelle (Jason Biggs and Allyson Hannigan). Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy also return. Universal, Aug. 1

Anger Management. As taught to Adam Sandler by Jack Nicholson under the direction of Peter Segal. Columbia/Revolution, April 11

Anything Else. Jason Biggs, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon and Christina Ricci star with Woody Allen in his latest comedy. DreamWorks, September

L'Auberge Espagnole. Young Frenchman comes of multicultural age in a student apartment in Barcelona. Directed by Cedric Klapisch. Fox Searchlight, Summer

Autumn Spring. Vlastimil Brodsky plays a former actor who refuses to take the facts of aging seriously. Directed by Vladimir Michalek. First Look, July

Barbershop 2. Ice Cube and the rest of the team behind the raucous hit reassemble for another day at Calvin's, again directed by Tim Story. MGM, TBA

Bend It Like Beckham. Cultural conflict in London, where an Indian family copes with the younger daughter's ambition to play professional soccer. Fox Searchlight, March 12

Boat Trip. Heartbroken Cuba Gooding Jr. and buddy Horatio Sanz book a tropical singles cruise but accidentally end up on a gay ship, whose dance instructor is Vivica A. Fox. Artisan, March 21

The Breakup Handbook. Jamie Foxx gets dumped, writes a book and becomes a celebrity in this romantic comedy of errors. Screen Gems, TBA

Broken Lizard's Club Dread. Director and star Jay Chandrasekhar on an island resort stalked by a killer. From the "Supertroopers" team. Fox Searchlight, August

Buffalo Soldiers. Joaquin Phoenix heads the drug operation and other illicit shenanigans at an Army base in 1989 Berlin. A new sergeant (Scott Glenn) cracks down. Directed by Gregor Jordan. Miramax, March 28

Calendar Girls. The ladies of the tradition-teaching Women's Institute throw a scandalous twist into their annual calendar. Helen Mirren and Julie Walters star. Touchstone, Fall

Chasing Papi. Three Latinas (Roselyn Sanchez, Sofia Vergara, Jaci Velasquez) find adventure when they plot revenge on a triple-timing beau. Directed by Linda Mendoza. Fox, April 16

Deliver Us From Eva. She still runs her sisters' lives, so their spouses hire a ladies' man (LL Cool J) to distract her. Directed by Gary Hardwick. Focus Features, Feb. 7

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. That would be David Spade, now a valet parking attendant but in line for a big role, if he could only act normal. With Mary McCormack, Jon Lovitz, Rob Reiner. Paramount, TBA

Do It for Uncle Manny. Two buddies plunge into Hollywood nightlife -- and plenty of mishaps -- with a rich uncle's Rolls-Royce and Rolex. Stars Kari Wuhrer and Adam Baratta, who also wrote and directed. Creative Vision Entertainment, April

Don't Tempt Me! Emissaries from heaven and hell, both beautiful women, battle for the soul of a young boxer. Penelope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Fanny Ardant and Gael Garcia Bernal star. First Look, April

Down & Out With the Dolls. Four female rockers form an all-grrrl band and set up house in Portland, Ore. Written and directed by Kurt Voss. Indican, March 14

Duplex. Danny DeVito directs Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore as a couple whose dream home comes with a built-in nightmare in the form of an upstairs tenant. Miramax, Fall

DysFunKtional Family. Eddie Griffin stand-up concert film intercuts interviews with his relatives. Miramax, Feb. 28

Elf. A human raised as an elf at the North Pole moves to New York, where things aren't quite so jolly. Will he be able to revive the true meaning of Christmas? Jon Favreau directs Will Ferrell in the family comedy. New Line, Nov. 7

Envy. That's the result for Ben Stiller when buddy Jack Black strikes it rich with a product that vaporizes dog droppings. Directed by Barry Levinson. DreamWorks, TBA

The Fighting Temptations. To collect an inheritance, a New York ad man is required to form a gospel choir. Cuba Gooding Jr. stars with Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Paramount, Aug. 8

Freaky Friday. In this adaptation of Mary Rodgers' novel, mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) and teenager (Lindsay Lohan) swap bodies, just days before the former's marriage (to Mark Harmon). Directed by Mark Waters. Walt Disney, Aug. 1

Friends and Family. Two gay Mafia hit men, that is, a gay couple who happen to be hit men for the Mafia, get into hot water when parents -- including an FBI agent -- visit. Regent Distribution, Feb. 14

From Justin to Kelly. "American Idol" contestants Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini star in a romantic comedy. Fox, April 25

Garage Days. Alex Proyas ("The Crow") directs the story of a ruthlessly ambitious Australian garage-rock band. Fox Searchlight, July 16

Gigli. Ben Affleck's kidnapping plot goes awry, so Jennifer Lopez is sent in to help. Martin Brest ("Beverly Hills Cop") directs. Columbia/Revolution, Aug. 1

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