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The Novice (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama | 30 September 2006 (USA)
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Peter is studying to be a Jesuit priest when he is sent to the Gulf Coast to work at a soup kitchen with an older priest and Jill, a beautiful volunteer who makes him rethink taking his vows.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Schuk John Schuk ... Jungle Assistant #1
David Dempster David Dempster ... Jungle Assistant #2
Jacob Pitts ... Peter Pekorius
Matthew Carey ... Gilbert Benny
Julian Rojas ... Eduardo
Roy Dumont Roy Dumont ... Father Pat
Frank Langella ... Father Tew
Alan Arkin ... Father Behnke
Amy Acker ... Jill Yarrut
Shontina Vernon Shontina Vernon ... Lilee
Bebe Drake ... Ettu
Lara Grice ... Victoria
Orson Bean ... Father McIlhenny
William Lee Scott ... Henry
Jesse Moore Jesse Moore ... Peace Corps Rep
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Peter is studying to be a Jesuit priest when he is sent to the Gulf Coast to work at a soup kitchen with an older priest and Jill, a beautiful volunteer who makes him rethink taking his vows.

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The life of a young Jesuit seminarian is turned upside down when he falls in love with a young woman while working as a volunteer at a soup kitchen.

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PG-13

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossroads See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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A quietly beautiful movie, with religious significance and lovely performances
11 May 2013 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Catholic novice, Peter (Jacob Pitts) is now uncertain if he wants to be a priest. When a superior asked him about a pretty, shirtless lady who suddenly appeared before the two, Peter commented on her anatomy. It was the wrong answer, for souls and saving them are what is important. Nevertheless the Church is not ready to give up on Peter and send him to a remote area of Louisiana to help out in a Catholic-run food bank for the poor. But, uh oh! One of the other staff members is pretty Jill (Amy Acker) who succeeds in capturing Peter's attention. NOW, his hesitation to commit is even stronger. Also at the facility is a fine leader (Alan Arkin) and a very upset priest (Orson Bean) who was called home from Africa where the old man wanted to stay. As Peter and Jill meet frequently, even as she has revealed to the novice that her dream is to join the African Peace Corps, will love bloom? This quietly beautiful film almost has it all, for it sports a great story, a nice cast, a wildly gorgeous setting,a thoughtful premise, and a skilled direction. So, what's not to love? Find it, find it.


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