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

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

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14 April 2000 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,078,671 (USA) (14 April 2000)

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

When young Brian is teaching young Jake the correct way to do the sign of the cross we see Brian consistent making the correct cross but Jake make several incorrect shapes with that last being a famous self-portrait of John Lennon. See more »

Goofs

After nearly catching Anna in Jake's apartment, Brian is in a rush to get to the karaoke store because "it closes in like 20 minutes", but Anna is on her way to work suggesting it's sometime in the early morning. It's doubtful a store would close at such an early hour. See more »

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Father Brian Kilkenney Finn: Who is the coolest woman you and I have ever known, ever.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: That's easy. Anna Reilly, eighth grade. No question.
Father Brian Kilkenney Finn: You got it.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: What? She called you? Anna Reilly called you?
Father Brian Kilkenney Finn: Yeah. Totally out of the blue.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Why?
Father Brian Kilkenney Finn: 'Cause she's coming to New York, uh, for work... and she wanted to get together with us. She just looked me up.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Really? Anna Reilly. What is she doing now?
Father Brian Kilkenney Finn: She - She's, like, analyzing synergies, or synergising analogies, or, or some such thing. I couldn't follow it. She's, like, this very ...
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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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References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999) See more »

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Written by Fiffe Rodriguez
Performed by Ruben Gonzales
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Good comedy/romance
24 September 2001 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty good film and I think it hits perfectly the things we all want in life. Great friends and significant others. It is just a beautiful film which I must say (for a comedy) and a Ben Stiller film is pretty jokeless. Good acting, good directing a good story and good everything. There was one thing that was great though. The way Edward Norton used Faith in this film. Never have I seen so much depictions of Faith in a film and actually enjoyed it. I don't believe in church and stuff, but these two clergymen are way beyond cool, they ROCK!

My favorite in this one is undoubtedly Jenna Elfman. She is so cool and cute. I mean there are so many beautiful women in Hollywood, but man one look into those shiny, glittery eyes and I'm sold. She has just so much natural glow about her it really is amazing. GOOD CHOICE!!! I can only beg producers to use her more in quality productions, she's pretty, she can act and she's very likeable too.

7 out of 10


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