Prime (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 October 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriana Biasi ...
Bay Ridge Blonde
David Younger ...
Brother #1
Palmer Brown ...
Brother #2
Doris Belack ...
Bodega Counterman
Dinah Bloomberg


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A therapeutic new comedy. See more »


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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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Couchgeflüster  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$314,191 (Chile) (3 November 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The dog sitting at Meryl Streep's feet as she is eating the pastrami sandwich with her husband is, in fact, her own dog - Digby. See more »


Giorgio Armani in the special thanks in the end credits is spelt Georgio. See more »


[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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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #2.41 (2005) See more »


Written by Rjd2 (as Ramble J Krohn)
Performed by Rjd2 (as RJD2)
By Arrangement with Big Sounds International
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User Reviews

Not the typical Hollywood rom-com.
21 May 2006 | by (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

Prime stars Deer Hunter actress Meryl Streep and Pulp Fiction actress Uma Thurman. It was written and directed by Boiler Room writer/director Ben Younger. I thought this movie was really good. The acting by Streep and Thurman was incredible. And the story was genius with an unexpected ending.

I'm sure you know the typical rom-com. Two people meet, have a great time together, something gets in the way, they break up, they get back together, and they get married and have lots of sex and babies and everything is just wonderful. Well this is different. Halfway through you are just positively convinced that this is how Prime is going to end. But it doesn't. That's all I'm going to say; see for yourself.

Meryl Streep was hilarious as the Jewish mother/shrink. I loved her. Besides the un-clichéd ending, she is the highlight of the movie.

Overall I thought this was a really good movie. It was one of the few movies where I didn't look at the clock to figure how much time there is left of the movie. It was entertaining and cliché-free. I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend it.

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