Keeping the Faith (2000)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Buddy Film, Reunion Films  |   Release Date - Apr 14, 2000 (USA)  |   Run Time - 127 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Actor Edward Norton debuts as a director with this comedy-drama about love, friendship, and faith. Priest Brian Finn (Norton) and rabbi Jacob Schram (Ben Stiller) have known each other since childhood. When Anna Reilly (Jenna Elfman), whom they both knew as children, returns to New York, both men find themselves infatuated with her, sparking both rivalry and personal dilemmas: Brian has taken a vow of celibacy, and Jacob is allowed to marry only within his faith. Award-winning director Milos Forman appears in the supporting cast, alongside Anne Bancroft, Ron Rifkin, and Eli Wallach; the screenplay marks the debut of writer Stuart Blumberg, whom Norton met when they were both undergraduates at Yale.

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Catholicism, celibacy, faith, friendship, Jewish, love, love-triangle, priest, Rabbi, religion

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