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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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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$37,036,404 (USA) (4 August 2000)
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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 »

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Brian describes 13-year-old Anna as "a cross between Jonny Quest and Tatum O'Neal in Foxes". Tatum O'Neal wasn't in Foxes. He's either referring to Jodie Foster in Foxes, or Tatum O'Neal in Little Darlings. Then again, he was drunk. See more »

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Father Brian Kilkenney Finn: I'm God's consiglieri.
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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 Behind the Music (1997) See more »

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A good "feel good" comedy
14 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Edward Norton's Keeping the Faith is a well meaning a good hearted comedy about boyhood to adulthood loves and different faiths in the cross fire. For first time director Norton this is a good example of what one can do when he is not shaving his head or getting into fights (j/k).

The film stars Ben Stiller as rabbi Jake with some nice tones of comedy in his weekly services and Norton plays priest Brian (Stiller's best friend) that means well. They both love their childhood friend-girl Anne, who when she grows up (Jenna Elfman) becomes the apple of both their eyes. It goes around for a while, and it turns out to be funny and expectable results. Still, good effort by Director Norton, script-writer Stewart Blumberg, and the cast for pulling this through. A


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