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
Composer Elmer Bernstein was hired due to an enthusiastic recommendation by the film's Editor Malcolm Campbell to Edward Norton, with whom Campbell had worked with when he was the primary editor for John Landis' films and Bernstein had scored for a period of ten or more years. Those films include An American Werewolf In London, Trading Places, Michael Jackson's Thriller, Spies Like Us, and Three Amigos! Campbell was an assistant editor when Bernstein first collaborated with Landis on National Lampoon's Animal House and also on Blues Brothers, where Bernstein provided the very brief "God Music" for the film. Bernstein was not involved with Twilight Zone The Movie which Campbell edited Landis' segment since the entire film was scored by the late Jerry Goldsmith. See more »
Brian shows a picture to the bartender, clearly showing the kids' torsos. Then when Brian starts explaining who the kids in the picture are and we see the picture again, the kids are much closer to the camera and their torsos are no longer visible. See more »
Thank-yous include one to "Salmita Bonita", a reference to actor-director 'Edward Norton''s girlfriend, actress Salma Hayek. See more »
The UK distributor (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) chose to remove 19 seconds of footage to classify the DVD for a "12" rating instead of a "15" rating. Cut weren't scenes from the film but from the outtakes due to inappropriate language for a "12" rating. See more »
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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