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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.
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.
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.
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.