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Keeping the Faith

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Keeping the Faith

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
128 minutes
performer:
Edward Norton, Ben Stiller, Ron Rifkin
director:
Edward Norton
Producer:
Edward Norton
distributor:
Spyglass Entertainment
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

In his feature directorial debut, Edward Norton plays a priest whose best friend (Stiller) is a rabbi — and a competitor for the affections of their childhood friend (Jenna Elfman), all grown up and gorgeous. As likable as its three leads are, Keeping the Faith seems to suffer from its own crisis of faith: Earnest or slapstick? Romantic comedy or buddy picture? It’s like a two-hour-long priest-rabbi joke that — while amusing in the telling — is missing its punchline. B-