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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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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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A therapeutic new comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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) (30 October 2005)

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$22,827,153 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

In the final scene, the door windows at the restaurant are covered with snow/frost but no other windows have the same condition including other buildings and cars. See more »

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[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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Referenced in 10 pelis (2011) See more »

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GROOVE 2000
Written and Performed by Jamie Dunlap, Stephen Lang, Scott Nickoley
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Mastersource
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Way Better Than It Has Any Right to Be
15 October 2005 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A great, great movie, especially when one considers the stinkers that usually litter the romantic comedy landscape.

This movie was smart, funny and most importantly, REAL. The cheese is held to a minimum and characters do and say things that real people say. No monologues that sound like they were cribbed from 'Chicken Soup for the Soul', just real people reacting to each other and their circumstances.

Meryl Streep is great in this (and this is coming from a straight, twenty-something male) and Uma Thurman and Brian Greenberg have a real chemistry together. There are some real classic lines in this and it's a million times funnier and smarter than say, 'Monster in Law' or 'Just Like Heaven'.

As one who usually cringes my way through 9 out of 10 'chick flicks' this is the rare one out the ten that passes muster, and does so in a big way. I fear that this movie will be overshadowed by a bunch of other new releases when it comes out, but this one really deserves an audience.

Very underrated. One of the better films I've seen all year.


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