Keeping the Faith (2000)

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Keeping the Faith (2000)
  • Time: 129 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Director: Edward Norton
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman, Edward Norton

Storyline:

Jake and Brian are friends. They are Jewish and Catholic respectively. They would grow up and become a rabbi and priest respectively. 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 is not Jewish, he can’t marry cause it would be another thing that will make his appointment less likely. Brian also finds himself attracted to Anna but being a priest doesn’t allow that. When they learn of each other’s feelings for her, strains their friendship.

One review

  • The picture is a romance story between three friends, a Catholic priest Brian (Edward Norton), a rabbi Jake (Ben Stiller) and a gorgeous girl (Jenna Elfman),she is an old childhood friend and now she returns to New York city and the friendship is re-established. The two male friends fall in love with the enticing executive, creating themselves a loving triangle. Jake is in a traditional congregation that want him married with a good Jewish woman but is the fact which his mother (Anne Bancroft) disapproved to his brother for marrying with a non Jewish.Jake is a little worried about his future and he’s out step,out of place and desperately looking for a fiancĂ©e with numerous suitors (Rena Sofer). The problems are when Brian cannot break his vow of celibacy and Jake cannot marry but isn’t Jewish. We never met a pair as liking as Stiller and Norton. They along with Jenna Elfman are agreeable,enticing and enjoyable. The film has great load of amusement,fun,giggles,chuckles and is very entertained.Besides there are a brief exploration about Jewish way of life, making a slight exposition of the rites ,ceremonies ,habits, religion and the Tora .Although the screenplay sounds some ridiculous and absurd ,the plot is well developed and has surprises and its good moments here and there. Nice and cheerful music score by the classic Elmer Berstein(Seven magnificent,Age of innocence).Direction by Edward Norton captures the special excitement or mood protagonists and scenarios. The flick will like to romantic comedy enthusiastic. Rating: Nice and Well worth watching.

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