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Keeping the Faith Review

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  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

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    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Commits sins of romantic comedy as well as sins of spiritual tragedy.

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  • 63

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    USA Today Mike Clark

    Even surly moviegoers may discover how pleasant it can be to actually like movie characters.

  • 75

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    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    We're swept up in the story's need to find a happy ending.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 13+

Classic romantic triangle for teens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is a joke about an 8th grade "shoplifting club," a character responds to heartbreak by getting very drunk and behaving boorishly, a priest confronts conflicts about celibacy, and there are many sexual references, including fairly explicit sex viewed by the characters through a window.

  • Families can talk about their own views of religion and intermarriage. They may also want to discuss whether it is possible, honest, or wise to enter into a sexual relationship with the intention of not becoming romantically involved, and the complications of failing to be honest with others, or with yourself.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence: Mild.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references, including some involving clergy, brief but fairly explicit voyeur scenes.

  • language false2

    Language: Mild.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Character gets drunk to soothe heartache, behaves boorishly.