PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.
While Father Brian (Edward Norton) is commiserating with Paulie the bartender (Brian George), Brian clarifies: "You're a Sikh, Catholic Muslim with Jewish in-laws?" And Paulie responds, "Yes. Yes. It gets very complicated. I'm reading Dianetics." In fact, Brian George has a different but equally varied background: he was born in Jerusalem to Jewish parents of Indian, Lebanese, and Iraqi descent who had emigrated to Israel from India. While George was still a baby, his family moved to London, and then, when George was a teenager, they moved again, this time to Toronto, Canada.
Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram: Yes.
Anna Riley: How are you? Who are you? Tell me everything, give me the 4-1-1, I wanna know. Girls, job, news.
After Brian kisses Anna he goes to the liquor cabinet, swigs the first bottle and puts the second in his jacket. A few moments later, he takes another swig of the first and puts the second in his pocket again.
Thank-yous include one to "Salmita Bonita", a reference to actor-director 'Edward Norton''s girlfriend, actress Salma Hayek.
The UK distributor (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) chose to remove 19 seconds of footage to classify the DVD for a "12" rating instead of a "15" rating. Cut weren't scenes from the film but from the outtakes due to inappropriate language for a "12" rating.
English, Hebrew, Spanish
$8,078,671 16 April 2000