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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.
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








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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

Setting

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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