Keeping the Faith
Keeping the Faith (2000)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 14, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A romantic triangle dating movie as confected, and nearly as wholesome, as a '50s Universal bedroom farce, but lacking the confidence and zest.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

It's as soft and squishy as anything by Nora Ephron or pre-caustic Woody Allen.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Classic romantic triangle for teens and up.

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

The ending gets a little too cute, and isn't true to Anna's independent nature. Oh well, to forgive is divine.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Keeping the Faith refreshes the old-fashioned screwball comedy.

Michael Dequina

Norton quickly finds the right note of relaxed sweetness, gentle humor, and swooningly earnest romance.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An astute directorial debut for actor Edward Norton.

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Paul Clinton (

An amusing distraction with clever writing and performances.

Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

Flawed but entertaining...

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
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… More
Dean McKenna
This is a funny, romantic and very smart romantic comedy Edward Norton ever made in his debut directional. The three leads are charming and believable, the… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<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… More
Alice Shen
The themes of faith, love, and how far you'd go to break and rebuild both, comes together extremely well. I don't usually care for Jenna Elfman but… More
Lenny Muggsy
I swear I have reviewed this before, Flixter must be deleting my old ones. This movie is a little too long but I enjoy it thoroughly, good messages.
Dean L
I have been in love with this movie for a long time. After watching it again last night I am reminded why. This story has so many layers: Secular messages… More