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KEEPING THE FAITH

 
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At Theaters: 4/14/2000 On Video: 10/10/2000
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 11 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 169911
Studio: Touchstone Pictures Inc.
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Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful corporate executive, suddenly returns to the city, she reenters Jake's and Brian's lives and hearts with a vengeance. Sparks fly and an unusual and complicated love triangle ensues.
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Romantic Comedy - A romantic comedy with an element of slapstick, Keeping the Faith turns out to be a little too long, and not as funny or romantic as it should be. The film has some fun lampooning religion (both Catholicism and Judaism), but is not overly irreverent.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Edward Norton FIGHT CLUB, AMERICAN HISTORY X, ROUNDERS
Jenna Elfman EDTV, KRIPPENDORF'S TRIBE
Ben Stiller MYSTERY MEN, PERMANENT MIDNIGHT
Eli Wallach NIGHT AND THE CITY
Ron Rifkin THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE
Anne Bancroft GREAT EXPECTATIONS, G.I. JANE
Director: Edward Norton PRIMAL FEAR
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Occasional and rarely extreme.
SEX/NUDITY: Occasional pre- and post-sex scenes. No nudity.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Occasional drinking.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Romantic comedy situations with some slapstick.
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Despite being a relative failure as a romantic comedy, Edward Norton's directorial debut, Keeping the Faith, still manages to entertain - at least some of the time. However, although the concepts underlying Keeping the Faith may look good on paper, not all of them translate well to the screen. Several key dramatic elements are poorly resolved. The comedy is only sporadically funny. And the romance offers a solution that is going to leave some audience members unhappy. Keeping the Faith wants to be a crowd-pleaser, but it lacks the tools to achieve that goal.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 185 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
18
High
89%
13-19Teens (F)
39
Very High
97%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
21
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
30
High
87%
30+Adults (F)
62
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Best friends since they were kids, Jake Schram (BEN STILLER) and Brian Kilkenny Finn (EDWARD NORTON), are single, successful, handsome, and confident young men living on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly (JENNA ELFMAN), once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful corporate executive, returns to the city, she reenters Jake and Brian's lives and hearts with a vengeance. Sparks fly and an unusual and complicated love triangle is created because Brian happens to be a Roman Catholic priest and Jake is a rabbi.
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