Keeping The Faith Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Keeping The Faith

This is an excellent movie in which Ben Stiller, a rabbi, (Jake Schram) falls in love with Jenna Elfman (Anna Reilly), who is non-religious. Jake's best friend is a priest, Brian Finn, who also falls in love with Anna. Throughout the movie, Jake struggles with his love for Anna, her non-religion, and his inability to have faith in other people.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Mary Catherine

As kids, Brian, Jake and Anna were best buddies, Anna being the tomboyish type. It is a decade and a half later, and the boys have become Father Brian Kilkenny Finn, Catholic priest, and Rabbi Jacob Schram -- young and virile spiritual advisors who are still warm colleagues known as "the God Squad." Anna turns up a stunning beauty, and a workaholic executive with spunk and ambition to spare. Both men fall in love with her, but face difficulties: Brian with his vow of celibacy, and Jake with the fact that a raving shiksa would not make a suitable rabbi's wife (his Mom and her friends are busily trying to match him up with a suitable girl). Anne Bancroft plays Ruth Schram, Eli Wallach appears as a mentor rabbi, and veteran director Milos Forman has a lovely cameo as Father Havel. This was Norton's workmanlike but unspectacular directorial debut (2000), working with a script by Yale classmate and sometime roomie Stuart Blumberg. It's pleasant enough, but a bit sitcom-ish.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

A priest and a rabbi who are best friends are in love with the same woman.
The review of this Movie prepared by Diane

Script Analysis of Keeping The Faith

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Religion themed film?    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different religion Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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