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Keeping the Faith (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 April 2000 (USA)
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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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14 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Divinas tentaciones  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,078,671, 16 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,047,880

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,945,183
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dedicated to star Edward Norton's late mother Robin Norton. See more »

Goofs

When Brian grabs the first bottle of liquor he takes one swig before continuing the conversation with Anna. When the next shot of him is shown less than 5 seconds later the bottle is less than half full. See more »

Quotes

Anna Riley: I just called to see how the date went.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: That's so funny. I had an impulse to call you last night but then I thought it might be too late.
Anna Riley: You should've. I was stuck here barking at Los Angeles. So what did you wear?
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: What? I'm not gonna tell you what I wore on my date. Why would I do that?
Anna Riley: I want to get an image of a young rabbi on the prowl, what's your game man?
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Ok. Navy blue pin stripe suit.
Anna Riley: Mmm.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Navy blue button down shirt.
Anna Riley: Good colour for your eyes. Shoes?
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Black. Kenneth Cole. Leather.
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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 »

Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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The Way Things Used to Be
Written and Performed by Peter Salett
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Good comedy/romance
24 September 2001 | by 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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