Jake and Brian are friends. They are Jewish and Catholic respectively. They would grow up and become a rabbi and priest. Anna, whom they knew when they were younger, comes back to town a stunning woman. Jake is up to be the head of his synagogue but he is not married which doesn't make his appointment any easier. Jake finds himself attracted to Anna but because she's not Jewish, he can't marry her as it would make his appointment less likely. Brian also finds himself attracted to Anna, but the priesthood doesn't allow that. Their friendship is strained when each learns of the other's feelings for her.Written by
During Jake's and Brian's slow-motion walk down the busy street, there is a man wearing glasses and a cream-colored jacket. As they approach, the man repeatedly jumps in front of/behind them between shots. See more »
Thank-yous include one to "Salmita Bonita", a reference to actor-director 'Edward Norton''s girlfriend, actress Salma Hayek. See more »
Also included on the DVD is a Gag Reel, a long collection of outtakes featuring several bits of 'sermon' from Jakob, Anna stuttering and falling into the fountain at the museum, a rabbi and Jakob discussing how the 'director is god and the producer should kiss his ass' and 'the jew has to try out for SAG president', and Brian falling several times trying to catch his glass at the bar. Many of the finalized scenes these outtakes relate to also wound up as outtakes. See more »
I have now seen this film twice in one week and I have to say that it is one of the best comedies I've seen in a long time! It shows that modern relationship of friends and lovers and the actual problems they have, not lame excuses for a storyline. Edward did a GREAT job of directing and the movie comes off as a smooth, realistic piece. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone!
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