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A dramedy featuring an unusual love triangle, Keeping the Faith is a perceptive look at how religion affects us in everyday life. Read critic reviews

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Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram (Ben Stiller) and Father Brian Finn (Edward Norton) are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly (Jenna Elfman), once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful corporate executive, suddenly 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 ensues.

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Ben Stiller
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram
Edward Norton
Father Brian Kilkenney Finn
Jenna Elfman
Anna Riley
Anne Bancroft
Ruth Schram
Eli Wallach
Rabbi Lewis
Ron Rifkin
Larry Friedman
Milos Forman
Father Havel
Rena Sofer
Rachel Rose
Gary Barber
Executive Producer
Roger Birnbaum
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Jonathan Glickman
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Howard W. Koch Jr.
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Elmer Bernstein
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Anastas N. Michos
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  • Jul 23, 2011
    Ed Norton directs (say what!!!) this comedy built around, of all things, the opening of a joke ("Priest and a rabbi walk into a bar ..."). This effort is spiked with loads of cultural references and pithy one-liners, has enough charisma to win a war, so it is in its unbelievable premise finally that it falters.
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  • Oct 14, 2010
    Elfman is winsome, Stiller gets the laughs, and Norton seems miscast. Not bad for its type.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2010
    <i>"If you have to believe in something, you might as well believe in love."</i> A story about two friends, a priest and a rabbi, who fall in love with the same beauty (Jenna Elfman) <center><font size=+2 face="Century Schoolbook"><b><u>REVIEW</u></b></font></center> Norton and Stiller are clergy (a priest and a rabbi, sounds like the start of a joke), Elfman is their friend who is secretly dating Stiller and who is secretly loved by Norton. What I think is most exceptional about this movie is the way it portrays these clergy as cool guys - I mean, there's really cool clergy just like there's really cool fireman and loggers and truck drivers. And it does so in a way that doesn't entirely compromise their faith, although some of the stuff Norton says or does is not quite right (and for the moment I'm not talking about his attraction to Elfman). I am also a huge Elfman fan, I think she's beautiful as well as extremely effective in her roles. Seeing this film made me wonder if Ben would be better served by serious roles more often, he's very effective and avoids the silliness and gross humor that can sometimes sabotage his comic performances. Nice supporting work by Bancroft and the always appreciated Wallach. Recommended for light entertainment.
    Lorenzo v Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2010
    When I saw Keeping the Faith a few months ago it left a serious imprint on my mind. Sadly this was before I began my Norton mania. I've always had a fondness for Ben Stiller, and Edward Norton. ZBut now that I can truly appriciate Edward's directorial debut and superb acting job, I can review the movie. The script was interesting, unique, creative, original, and funny. I loved the characters and the diversity. I would've cast Anna Reilly differently, but Jenna Elfman acted as best she could. It was a great comedy, and a great Norton-film. I can't wait to see many more romantic comedies of this caliber.
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