2 user 1 critic

The Novice (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama | 30 September 2006 (USA)
1:51 | Trailer
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz
Dear Santa (TV Movie 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Beverly Hills 90210 alumni Jason Priestly takes the helm for this warmhearted romantic comedy about a die-hard party girl struggling to change her frivolous ways. Crystal (Amy Acker) comes ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Priestley
Stars: Amy Acker, David Haydn-Jones, Emma Duke
Sironia (2011)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A singer-songwriter beat up by the L.A. music machine who moves with his wife to Sironia, Texas.

Director: Brandon Dickerson
Stars: Amy Acker, Ryan Eggold, Courtney Ford
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The film is based on real events, focusing on the lives of three young nurses, one of whom undertakes a treacherous journey up the Mekong River to Cambodia to save a very young ... See full summary »

Director: Chris McIntyre
Stars: Amy Acker, Danica McKellar, Faye Dunaway
A Near Death Experience (TV Movie 2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Following a near-death experience, Ellie Daly is terrified to realize she is able to see and speak with the dead. Returning home, she's approached by the angry ghost of a dead woman, who ... See full summary »

Director: Don Terry
Stars: Amy Acker, Bronwen Booth, Steve Cumyn
Groom Lake (2002)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Kate is dying. She wants reassurance that there is life elsewhere in the Universe. She and Andy go to the one place that may hold the answers to her questions. Alien lights have been seen. ... See full summary »

Director: William Shatner
Stars: William Shatner, Dan Gauthier, Amy Acker
Fire & Ice (TV Movie 2008)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Ruled by King Augustin, Carpia is a peaceful kingdom in a world inhabited by dragons and knights. The land's serenity is unexpectedly shattered by a Fire Dragon that spreads almighty fear and death amongst the kingdom's innocent people.

Director: Pitof
Stars: Amy Acker, Tom Wisdom, John Rhys-Davies
The Caller (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An energy business exec is assisted by a private investigator in his effort to expose his corporation's corrupt practices.

Director: Richard Ledes
Stars: Axel Feldmann, Grégory Ravary Ellis, Jean Brassard
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A husband and wife find themselves thrust into an apocalyptic rivalry over a game of Settlers of Catan.

Director: Stuart C. Paul
Stars: Amy Acker, Fran Kranz
Raising Flagg (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A comedy centered on a handyman (Arkin) and his lifelong competition with his neighbor (Pendleton.)

Director: Neal Miller
Stars: Alan Arkin, Lauren Holly, Glenne Headly

The Energy Specialist is about what you do after college, when you have spent most of your college days partying. After graduating from U. Mass Amherst, Dev Teller (Josh Dov) decides he's ... See full summary »

Director: Ged Dickersin
Stars: Amy Acker, Katie Walder, Timm Sharp
Happy Town (2010)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A deputy sheriff is confronted with the unsolved mystery of a half-dozen child kidnappings over the past decade in a small town in Minnesota.

Stars: Geoff Stults, Lauren German, Amy Acker


Cast overview, first billed only:
John Schuk ...
Jungle Assistant #1
David Dempster ...
Jungle Assistant #2
Peter Pekorius
Gilbert Benny
Roy Dumont ...
Father Pat
Father Tew
Father Behnke
Jill Yarrut
Shontina Vernon ...
Father McIlhenny
Jesse Moore ...
Peace Corps Rep


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

jesuit | See All (1) »


The life of a young Jesuit seminarian is turned upside down when he falls in love with a young woman while working as a volunteer at a soup kitchen.





Parents Guide:





Release Date:

30 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crossroads  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A quietly beautiful movie, with religious significance and lovely performances
11 May 2013 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Catholic novice, Peter (Jacob Pitts) is now uncertain if he wants to be a priest. When a superior asked him about a pretty, shirtless lady who suddenly appeared before the two, Peter commented on her anatomy. It was the wrong answer, for souls and saving them are what is important. Nevertheless the Church is not ready to give up on Peter and send him to a remote area of Louisiana to help out in a Catholic-run food bank for the poor. But, uh oh! One of the other staff members is pretty Jill (Amy Acker) who succeeds in capturing Peter's attention. NOW, his hesitation to commit is even stronger. Also at the facility is a fine leader (Alan Arkin) and a very upset priest (Orson Bean) who was called home from Africa where the old man wanted to stay. As Peter and Jill meet frequently, even as she has revealed to the novice that her dream is to join the African Peace Corps, will love bloom? This quietly beautiful film almost has it all, for it sports a great story, a nice cast, a wildly gorgeous setting,a thoughtful premise, and a skilled direction. So, what's not to love? Find it, find it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Novice Experience screech113
Alternate title: CROSROADS? Nice movie ciocio-2
hoottttt bartender jokerdd22
Where is 'THE NOVICE'? deafizzy
So What Happened?? freddo_frog
On Video Tues Dec 9, 2008!!! jec76
Discuss The Novice (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: