Picks and Pans Review: Also Playing

updated 07/28/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/28/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Garage Days An exuberant, appealing comedy from Down Under about would-be rockers in Sydney. Members of a fledgling band romance and bicker as they try to land their first gig. Alex Proyas (Dark City) directed. (R)

The Housekeeper A lonely middle-aged man (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is infatuated with his young cleaning lady (Emilie Dequenne) in a slight, rueful French comedy. (With subtitles) (Not rated)

Northfork This gorgeously shot drama about folks fleeing a Montana town on the verge of being flooded in 1955 plays like a dream—but one that's difficult to interpret. Nick Nolte stars. (PG-13)

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