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Keeping the Faith (2000)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  5 April 2000 (USA)
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A story about two friends, a priest and a rabbi, who fall in love with the same beauty (Jenna Elfman).

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Jake and Brian are friends. They are Jewish and Catholic respectively. They would grow up and become a rabbi and priest respectively. Anna whom they knew when they were younger comes back to town a stunning woman. Jake is up to be the head of his synagogue but he is not married which doesn't make his appointment any easier. Jake finds himself attracted to Anna but because she is not Jewish, he can't marry cause it would be another thing that will make his appointment less likely. Brian also finds himself attracted to Anna but being a priest doesn't allow that. When they learn of each other's feelings for her, strains their friendship. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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If you have to believe in something, you might as well believe in love.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£261,887 (UK) (15 September 2000)

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ESP 292,473,005 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Casanova, the businessman in the office across the street, is played by Jenna Elfman's husband Bodhi Elfman. See more »

Goofs

During Jake's and Brian's slow-motion walk down the busy street, there is a man wearing glasses and a cream-colored jacket. As they approach, the man repeatedly jumps in front of/behind them between shots. See more »

Quotes

Father Brian Kilkenney Finn: Sometimes we don't see certain things until we're ready to see them in a certain way.
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Crazy Credits

Thank-yous include one to "Salmita Bonita", a reference to actor-director 'Edward Norton''s girlfriend, actress Salma Hayek. See more »

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References Man on the Moon (1999) See more »

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Arranged by Aaron Wheeler
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an absolute charmer
12 April 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Norton, Stiller, and Elfman are an absolute delight! Edward Norton does a bang-up job of a debut film, keeping things light, entertaining, and very, very funny-- and it's great to see him lighten up after such fare as "Fight Club." A uniformly great cast, a witty, literate script, three scintillating lead performances, and a talented young director add easily up to the best romantic comedy since Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You". Take your friends, take a date, take your grandma-- this is one everybody will enjoy, and you'll definitely come out smiling.


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