Keeping The Faith details
|Starring:||Milos Forman, Ben Stiller, Ken Leung, Rena Sofer, Holland Taylor, Edward Norton, Anne Bancroft, Kryss Anderson, Ron Rifkin, Jenna Elfman, Ron, Eli Wallach|
|Studio:||TOUCHSTONE HOME VIDEO|
Keeping The Faith
|Run time:||2 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Jun 2006|
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Keeping the FaithBy SAI81 (360 reviews) from Tonbridge , 30 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Brian (Norton) and Jake (Stiller) have been friends since they were young children. Now, in their early 30's, Brian is a priest and Jake a rabbi. Their settled lives aare thrown out of balance when Anna (Elfman), the girl both were in love with when they were 12, returns to New York for work. The three resume their friendship but things get complex when Jake and Anna start dating, without telling Brian.
Keeping The Faith seems an odd choice for Edward Norton's first film as a director. As an actor he's largely avoided genre pieces and this is very much a staple romantic comedy.
However it's a hell of a lot more fun than most mass appeal studio financed rom-com because Norton proves an adept hand with his actors and extracts fine performances from his cast.
Elfman is charming and disarming as Anna and it's very clear why Brian and Jake would be fighting over her. Stiller and Norton make for an unexpectedly well matched double act. They bounce off each other well comedically and both acquit themselves well in what you might think wouldn't be their strong suits; Norton prvoes a fine comedian and Stiller has the bulk of the few dramatic scenes.
Despite Norton's pedestrian visual direction the fizzing script pulls the film along for the bulk of its running time but, sadly, it falls apart a bit in the last act. Here by numbers rom-com scenes take over from the less familliar comic beats of the first hour and a bit of the film.
It is a shame that the last twenty minutes don't quite work, because I want to love this film, but at the end of the day it finishes up just being average.
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Keeping the FaithBy Anmayo (1 review) , 18 Oct 2012really enjoyed this film up to the point where the disc just would not go any further. It just seemed to freeze. Would have liked to see the end.
Who gets the girlBy a customer , 15 Jan 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideBrillaint film about two guys falling for the same girl. Found Ben's character a bit of a hyprocite. Norton if he had only changed the colour of his hair to black (the wife states he may have stood a chance??)
A Tad Tedious & PredictableBy 5ft7offootballheaven (300 reviews) from London , 19 Nov 2011Not one I would be rushing to watch again. Its quite gentle and a bit full of itself. Sort of reminded me of what a lot of gentle British rom coms are like. Woody Allen lite.
You wont be challenged too much and maybe thats OK some of the time.
Enjoyable rom comBy a customer , 25 Jul 2011We really enjoyed this film - the acting was good, the main characters likeable and the chemistry between them good. If you enjoy romantic comedies, especially with an exploration of some faith issues, you will enjoy this. It was a delightful film and left us with a feeling of well-being.
Boring movieBy jl83 (2 reviews) , 18 May 2011Boring film, needed alot of editing. Gave me a couple of laughs. But I had to stop myself skipping through half the scenes.