Keeping The Faith

If you have to believe in something, you might as well believe in love.

What happens when you mix a rabbi, a catholic priest and a blonde beauty? Well the answer is this well-crafted romantic comedy.

Three kids have a lot of fun together before Anna moves away. The two boys, Jake and Brian, grow up to be a Rabbi (Stiller) and Catholic Priest (Norton) respectively. Both are successful at their jobs, bringing people back to worship, but still keeping up their friendship. Back into their lives comes Anna (Elfman) who is now a high-flyer in the corporate world. The rest of the film details how the three interact with each other and what effect this has on the communities they serve.

Edward Norton, who recently has shown a hard-man image from films like American History X and Fight Club, shows he can equally play a nice guy. Although it is Stiller who steals the show when on dates with female members of his congregation, all of whom want to marry him.

It is by no means perfect, but it is something different from your average Hollywood film and as such is highly entertaining. And if you ever thought you had problems with your relations, spare a thought for the bartender Norton talks to while drowning his sorrows.

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Comedy, Drama, Romance


Stuart Blumberg


Edward Norton


Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft, Eli Wallach, Ron Rifkin


Elmer Bernstein


128 minutes






English, Hebrew, Spanish


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