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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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Morris
Adriana Biasi ...
Bay Ridge Blonde
David Younger ...
Brother #1
Palmer Brown ...
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Randall
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Katherine
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Michelle
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Blanche
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Bodega Counterman
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Dinah Bloomberg
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Was originally rated R by the MPAA but re-rated PG-13 on appeal. See more »

Goofs

As David and Morris speed away from Morris's ex-girlfriend's house while being chased by her brothers, a shot behind their car shows the traffic light ahead of them is red. Yet David nor Morris react to the red light, and the car maintains the same speed. 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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Connections

References Blow-Up (1966) See more »

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FREAKS OF THE INDUSTRY
Written by Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs), Money-B (as Ronald R. Brooks), Pete Bellotte (as Peter Bellotte), Giorgio Moroder,
Donna Summer
Performed by Digital Underground
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Sample of "LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY"
Performed by Donna Summer
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Meryl
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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