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Keeping the Faith (2000)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  5 April 2000 (USA)
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Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

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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. 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's not Jewish, he can't marry her as it would make his appointment less likely. Brian also finds himself attracted to Anna, but the priesthood doesn't allow that. Their friendship is strained when each learns of the other's feelings for her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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priest | rabbi | jewish | synagogue | celibacy | See more »

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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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5 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£261,887 (UK) (15 September 2000)

Gross:

ESP 292,473,005 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

When Jake and Anna go to the cinema they say they're going to see "García's film", they're talking about Andy Garcia and the movie is When a Man Loves a Woman (1994). See more »

Goofs

During the conversation between Jake and Brian, after the fight in the synagogue, the camera is on Jake's face from behind Brian's shoulder at one point. You can clearly see that he is not talking, and yet we hear Brian's voice. See more »

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Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: You're in love with her?
Father Brian Kilkenney Finn: [to himself] No one seems to have picked up on this. It's very strange.
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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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Features When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) See more »

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Play That Funky Music (White Boy)
Written by Rob Parissi (as Robert W. Parissi)
Performed by Wild Cherry
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Oh-so-sweet
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. I didn't expect much from this film, considering I didn't really know what it was about, but from the moment it started it caught my interest. The story of a rabbi and a priest being best friends just seemed so beautiful to me. There is no religious cracks in this movie and it shows how we all should accept one another's religions.

Then these friends are reunited with their 8th grade best friend, who comes back as a beautiful grown woman. There is an obvious immediate attraction from both guys to her. The only problem is that the rabbi can't be with her because she is not Jewish and the priest can't because he has taken an oath of celibacy. The good part about this movie besides the chemistry between all actors part of this film is that you don't know what will happen. It's not so predictable and you really feel for the actors which is rare these days. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a sweet romance.


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