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      The Novice

      Released Sep 30, 2006 1 hr. 29 min. Drama List
      Reviews 43% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A Jesuit seminarian (Jacob Pitts) finds his life very complicated when he falls in love with a woman (Amy Acker). Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Audience Member Brilliant acting and direction. Master script. This film is one of the best depictions of the struggle faced by so many in a culture built on acquisition and repression. The actors really bring this home. Shame on the audience ratings. Would have been better maybe if Spiderman was in one of the shells... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member i hated this movie just a little bit for making me cry, but i still liked it. amy acker is sweet and luminous in this underrated, nearly unheard-of gem. it does have heavy religious overtones, being as it's about a "novice" aka a young man training to be a jesuit priest. however, it doesn't preach to its audience, which saves it from being just another morality tale. I liked all the main characters, and i definitely laughed a few times, and i was rooting for the two main characters to get together. I guess because i myself have never been 'called' to anything, i can't imagine giving up a chance at love to join the church, and be celibate for life, but i do respect people who do. it's just a foreign concept to me. in summary, a must for amy acker fans, and the main actor grew on me too. at first i thought he was plain looking, but as i started to like his character more and more i realized he's pretty easy on the eyes, and the two are adorable together (especially the pet names they call each other). If you can find it, it's worth a watch. I had to rent it in Instant View form through Netflix; that was the only place I could find it! I'm still looking for The Accident, another Amy Acker flick, which I've seen a trailer for, but is impossible to find! :( Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A Jesuit seminarian (Jacob Pitts) finds his life very complicated when he falls in love with a woman (Amy Acker).
      Director
      Murray Robinson
      Screenwriter
      Murray Robinson
      Production Co
      Chickasabogue Filmworks LLC, The Novice LLC, Lumpkin Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 30, 2006, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 16, 2019
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