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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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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 <>

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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?


In the film, Uma Thurman's character lies to her therapist by saying that her male love interest is 27. During the release and/or filming of the movie, the actor playing David was 27. See more »


When Lisa is talking to her therapist the first time about whether or not to continue treating Rafi, at first her hair is behind her glasses. The next shot her hair is outside of her glasses, and the third shot her hair is behind her glasses again. 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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References Blow-Up (1966) See more »


Written by Duke Ellington
Performed by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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20 November 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Meryl Streep is the closest actress we've got to the great old stars of yesteryear. Bette Davis comes to mind. Meryl was trim and sexy a couple of years a ago in "Adaptation" now in "Prime" she's a matronly Jewish mom filled with sense and sensibility. She is also very funny and the main reason to see this Jewish American farce. When she's on, we're on. I believed and enjoyed her predicament. I only wish the script, dealing with the relationship of Uma Thurman and Bryan Greenberg had been a bit smarter and more engaging. I bought that the sex was great and that Uma was discovering herself through this younger lover but their intimacy is clumsy and their dialogue very slight. It is as if the two Kauffman's of "Adaptation" were at work here and that the scenes involving Meryl were written by one and the scenes with the lovers by the other. The former ones however makes the evening a very pleasant one.

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