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Prime (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 October 2005 (USA)
A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

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Storyline

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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She thought she could tell her therapist anything. But she's about to discover that she's already said too much... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content including dialogue, and for language | See all certifications »

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28 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Couchgeflüster  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,220,935 (USA) (28 October 2005)

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$22,728,025 (USA) (9 December 2005)
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Sandra Bullock was originally cast as Rafi. Bullock wanted major script changes from writer/director Ben Younger but when he refused, she dropped out. Only two weeks before principal photography, Uma Thurman stepped in and replaced Bullock. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene outside and inside a cinema, which has two screens, the sign above the entrance shows that Screen 1 is showing one movie and Screen 2 is showing another movie. But in an interior scene, a sign shows that the movies are reversed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lisa Metzger: Oh, I'm sorry. It's so hot in here, and I can't figure this stupid thing!
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References The O'Reilly Factor (1996) See more »

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YOU'RE NO GOOD
Written by Renee Scroggins (as R. Scroggins)
Performed by 'ESG'
By Arrangement with Soul Jazz Records Ltd.
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User Reviews

Really a "Chick Flick"?
12 November 2005 | by (Portland, ME) – See all my reviews

I was initially reluctant to watch this film but my girlfriend wanted to check it out. After seeing it I must admit that the film did surpass my expectations - primarily since I felt that it was not really a "chick-flick" per se. The film tends to center around the guy 100% of the time. Call it a "guy-flick" from a woman's perspective. While I'm not at all a Meryl Streep fan, I felt that she carried the movie for the time that she was on the screen. Uma Thurman can't help but be the stunningly beautiful Uma Thurman that she always is. Without spoiling anything, I think that the ending was perfectly real compared to most romantic comedies that have been released in the past. This film was one of the more pleasant surprises for me this year. At the very least it will make for a great DVD rental if you're a guy who is as reluctant to see it as I was originally.


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