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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Rose
Ellen Friedman


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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Divinas tentaciones  »


Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


All Jenna Elfman, Rena Sofer and Holland Tayler played parts in sitcom Two and a half Men. See more »


Some of the scenes that supposedly take place on Yom Kippur on not realistic. Yom Kippur is a solemn day of fasting, prayer and repentance, and observant Jews spend basically the entire day in temple services...following Jake's Yom Kippur "speech" as they called it (there are no "speeches," they are called sermons) the board of Jake's temple appears to have a meeting to discuss his career, this would/could never happen since no work is allowed on that day. Also it appears that right after that meeting concludes and Jake finds out he still has a job he then gets Anna and goes to the karaoke party....there is no way Jake, Rabbi Lewis and Jake's mother would be at a karaoke party on Yom Kippur. See more »


Father Brian Kilkenney Finn: You wanna bring a priest to your first good date in two years? What kind of strategy is that?
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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 »


Spoofs Melrose Place (1992) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ruben Gonzales
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11 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

I laughed and laughed and laughed, then when people started staring I laughed some more.... This movie was excellent. Ben Stiller and Edward Norton are wonderful. It was also nice to see Jenna Elfman in something different than her Dharma character (which I also like). Unlike a lot of movies I've seen recently the trailer didn't show every single dingle good part. I loved the supporting cast and I would recommend this film to everyone. My boyfriend even liked it and that says a lot.

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