It appears like a classic laugh, about a rabbi and a priest walking right into a club.
But “Keeping the Faith, ” a comedy that is romantic 20 years back this month, stretched the premise into one of the most clever movies of its genre, and also the uncommon Hollywood film which takes concerns of spiritual faith and obligation really.
“Keeping the Faith” ended up being the directorial first of star Edward Norton, from the screenplay because of the writer that is jewish Blumberg, who had previously been Norton’s roomie at Yale. Set on ny City’s heavily Jewish Upper West Side, the movie stars Ben Stiller as Jake Schram, a new bachelor Conservative rabbi, and Norton as Father Brian Finn, a Catholic priest and Jake’s lifelong friend that is best.
Whenever their youth buddy Anna Riley (Jenna Elfman) comes home to city for work, both clergymen develop emotions on her, which both in of the situations is forbidden — for Brian as a result of their priestly vow of celibacy, as well as for Jake because their synagogue wouldn’t normally approve of him dating a non-Jew. (more…)