Keeping the Faith

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Overview

Edward Norton's directorial debut, the lighthearted romantic comedy Keeping the Faith comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles on this release. The supplemental materials are highlighted by a commentary track recorded by Norton and screenwriter Stuart Blumberg. Deleted scenes, a theatrical trailer, and a very funny blooper reel round out this ...
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Overview

Edward Norton's directorial debut, the lighthearted romantic comedy Keeping the Faith comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles on this release. The supplemental materials are highlighted by a commentary track recorded by Norton and screenwriter Stuart Blumberg. Deleted scenes, a theatrical trailer, and a very funny blooper reel round out this solid package from Disney/Buena Vista.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with director/producer Edward Norton and writer/producer Stuart Blumberg; Deleted scenes; Cast and crew biographies; Production gag reel; Theatrical trailer; 5.1 surround; Widescreen [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
The directorial debut of actor Edward Norton, the bracing comedy Keeping the Faith unfolds like nothing so much as the film Woody Allen would be making if he were a forty-years-younger member of Generation X. Playing to the acting strengths of Norton and co-stars Ben Stiller and Jenna Elfman, the script by Stuart Blumberg manages to create all of the necessary tension and conflict to keep its story moving at a brisk pace, but attempts something refreshingly different with its tale built on a barroom joke premise ("a priest and a rabbi fall in love with the same girl. . ."). The characters in Keeping the Faith are mature and intelligent, never reacting to their romantic predicament with the sort of overblown, phony dramatics expected from a high-concept Hollywood entertainment, each attempting to reasonably navigate the entanglement. Unexpected but delightful as well is the inclusion of several older supporting players (portrayed with assured dexterity by veterans Ron Rifkin, Eli Wallach, Milos Forman, and Anne Bancroft), who act as counselors, mentors, and sounding boards for the exuberant but inexperienced younger stars. Keeping the Faith is a thoughtful, charming depiction of reason and sportsmanship in interpersonal relationships, which is rarely (if ever) depicted in a cinema where the name of the game is action and violence.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2000
  • UPC: 717951010582
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:09:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,221

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Norton Brian Finn
Ben Stiller Jacob Schram
Jenna Elfman Anna Reilly
Anne Bancroft Ruth
Eli Wallach Rabbi Lewis
Ron Rifkin Larry Friedman
Milos Forman Father Havel
Holland Taylor Bonnie Rose
Lisa Edelstein Ali Decker
Rena Sofer Rachel Rose
Ken Leung Don
Brian George Indian bartender
Technical Credits
Edward Norton Director, Producer
Gary Barber Executive Producer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer
Stuart Blumberg Producer, Screenwriter
Malcolm Campbell Editor
Mark Cotone Asst. Director
Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
Michael Kaplan Costumes/Costume Designer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Howard W. Koch Producer
Howard W. Koch Jr. Producer
Anastas Michos Cinematographer
Tom Nelson Sound/Sound Designer
Leslie Rollins Set Decoration/Design
Chris Shriver Art Director
Wynn P. Thomas Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [3:05]
2. Confession [2:44]
3. Two Micks And A Yid [4:47]
4. Packed Houses [3:52]
5. God Squad [:26]
6. Bachelors [3:53]
7. Together Again [3:58]
8. Date With A Princess [4:24]
9. Mating Game [4:01]
10. Radical Rabbi [5:18]
11. Family Matters [2:45]
12. A Personal Question [4:03]
13. Rachel [7:50]
14. Friends And Lovers [7:26]
15. Cover-Up [3:40]
16. Brian's Dream [2:04]
17. Close Call [2:07]
18. The Music Store [3:12]
19. Anna's Offer [3:45]
20. Girl Talk [7:47]
21. Secrets Revealed [6:45]
22. Deceived [4:01]
23. Penance [3:37]
24. Father's Advice [2:21]
25. Still Friends [3:00]
26. Forgiveness [4:13]
27. Ruth Confesses [2:56]
28. Jake's Atonement [4:47]
29. Revelation [2:39]
30. A Proposal [4:18]
31. Karaoke [2:54]
32. End Credits [6:19]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Captions And Subtitles
      Captions
         English For The Hearing Impaired
      Subtitles
         Spanish
         None
   Bonus Material
      Audio Commentary
         On
         Off
      Deleted Scenes
         No Bottles Allowed
         Home Videos
         Ash Wednesday
         The Art Gallery
         Jake's Date
         Under Construction
         Anna And Her Cell Phone
         Stay With Me
         Heart To Heart
         The Rabbis Disagree
         Audio Commentary
            On
            Off
      Production Gag Reel
      Cast And Crew Bios
         Cast Bios
            Ben Stiller (Jake Schram)
            Edward Norton (Father Brian Finn/Director/Producer)
            Jenna Elfman (Anna Rielly)
            Eli Wallach (Rabbi Lewis)
            Anne Bancroft (Ruth Schram)
            Milos Forman (Father Havel)
            Ron Rifkin (Larry Friedman)
         Crew Bios
            Stuart Blumberg (Writer/Producer)
            Hawk Koch (Producer)
            Anastas Michos (Director of Photography)
            Elmer Bernstein (Music By)
      Theatrical Trailer
   Sneak Peeks
      High Fidelity
      The Cider House Rules
      Mission To Mars
   Play
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Definitely a must see movie!

    I saw this movie for the first time the other day and will definitely add it to my DVD library. Edward Norton was wonderful as the young priest and Ben Stiller, I can't say enough about him. Absolutely wonderful. Jenna Elfin was fantastic and the 3 characters just seemed to mesh so well. I didn't know the Edward Norton directed the movie. If this was his first, he did a great job. If you haven't seen it, definitely rent or buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An fun adult romantic comedy

    For a good laugh, please see the previous review by ''Vanden52701''; his/her comments about ''direct sin'' are just hilarious! Perhaps he/she should stick to watching cartoons and other programs that don't have complicated ''adult'' problems like this film does.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    lovely movie

    I saw this movie in the theaters when it first came out, and I haven't seen it since. The other day though I remembered it and now I am going to buy it tomorrow! The movie is great, I hadn't realised before that Edward Norton was also the director, but his debut produced a really high quality movie. Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, and Jenna Elfman were an excellent cast, and I loved the bit about her Cellular Phone! That's exactly how I feel about my phone. (You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it) This movie is well worth your time, not many movies can make religion funny, but I think it was respectful and funny at the same time. I can't wait to get it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2001

    This is my favorite movie

    ''Keeping the Faith'' is one of my all-time favorite movie...There is no one in the world who couldn't like a movie like this one. The chemistry between Jenna Elfman, Edward Norton, and Ben Stiller is amazing. ''Keeping the Faith'' is extremely clever and witty throughout the film. These three should pair up again and make an equally appealing and touching romantic comedy again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sad excuse for religious leaders

    I went into this movie open minded and I hoped that I wouldn¿t be making a bad decision. The movie was about a Rabbi and a Catholic Priest who are best friends. Their child friend comes back and they both fall in love with her. The start to the movie was ok, nothing came right out and bit me, and the plot wasn¿t overly interesting. The characters were really half cooked and you really didn¿t have a strong connection with any one of them. Just as I was getting into the funk of a `C¿ movie one of the characters slept with the girl. This to me was a sad excuse of trying to adapt religious figures to a `modern¿ way of life. To most people this probably didn¿t offend them, but I have a great respect of those who are religious officials and to have one of them commit a direct sin like that I found to be both unlikely and offensive. The movie does have a somewhat redeeming ending, but nothing that could cancel out the actions previously stated. All in all the plot was thick but pointless and the acting was average.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2000

    Surprisingly entertaining!!

    Give this one a chance when you're in the mood for a good romantic comedy. I really enjoyed it...a real ''feel good'' movie with some very clever laugh lines.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Way to go Edward Norton!!

    What a great directorial debut for Norton!! The movie is a WONDERFUL romantic comedy with wonderful performances. Elfman at her best!! The movie is Not offensive in the religious areas; and it is very sweet and funny! A personal fave.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    This movie is SOOO good! It's really funny, everyone who sees it will love it! The punchlines keep coming, it will crack you up!

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