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Prime -- A career driven professional from Manhattan (Thurman) who is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst (Streep).
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Ben Younger (written by)
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Release Date:
28 October 2005 (USA) See more »
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A therapeutic new comedy. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Uma Thurman ... Rafi Gardet

Meryl Streep ... Lisa Metzger

Bryan Greenberg ... David Bloomberg

Jon Abrahams ... Morris
Adriana Biasi ... Bay Ridge Blonde
David Younger ... Brother #1
Palmer Brown ... Brother #2

Zak Orth ... Randall

Annie Parisse ... Katherine

Aubrey Dollar ... Michelle

Jerry Adler ... Sam

Doris Belack ... Blanche

Ato Essandoh ... Damien

David Anzuelo ... Bodega Counterman

Naomi Aborn ... Dinah Bloomberg

John Rothman ... Jack Bloomberg

Jonathan Roumie ... Bakery Counterman
Tadhg O'Mordha ... Bakery Counterman #2

Madhur Jaffrey ... Rita
Gil Deeble ... Security Guard

Jason McDonald ... Photographer / Basketball Player
Mitchell Green ... Bouncer (as Mitch Green)
Lotte Mandel ... Bubi
Eboni Cooper ... Radjina (as Eboni Summer Cooper)
Mick de Lint ... Fashion Shoot Client

Mini Anden ... Sue
Tina Farris ... Rafi's Assistant

Stretch Armstrong ... House Party DJ

Susie Kantar ... Carla

Sebastian Sozzi ... Friend #1

Jade Yorker ... Friend #2

David Costabile ... Jason

Will McCormack ... Palmer

Alex Webb ... Art Collector

Seth Herzog ... Rafi's Friend
Anne Joyce ... Young Mother

Beth Skipp ... Salesperson

Christopher Innvar ... Rafi's Date

Jennifer Marlowe ... Il Buco Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stacy Asencio Sutphen ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jerry Baxtron Jr. ... Bartender (uncredited)
James Coyle ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Ernest Dancy ... Basketball Player (uncredited)
Caroline de Fauw ... Stylist (uncredited)

Vinny DeGennaro ... Street Thug (uncredited)

Dennis Jay Funny ... Tower Records Window Shopper (uncredited)

Maria Gundy ... Girlfriend in a Club (uncredited)

Shevy Gutierrez ... Event Server (uncredited)
Julie Jei ... Club Girl (uncredited)

Rick Kain ... Yuppy Dad (uncredited)
Vivian Kalinov ... Woman in Soho (uncredited)
Adam LaFramboise ... Bar Patron / Window Shopper (uncredited)

Judy Malka ... Civilian (uncredited)

Edward Nyahay ... Sketchy Guy (uncredited)
Chester Riley ... Sky Cap (uncredited)

Michalina Scorzelli ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Cameron Stevens ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Jonathan Stutzman ... Rocco Canale #75 (uncredited)
Nate Stutzman ... Basketball Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Younger 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ben Younger (written by)

Produced by
Mark Gordon .... executive producer
Bradley Jenkel .... co-producer (as Brad Jenkel)
Anthony Katagas .... co-producer
Jennifer Todd .... producer
Suzanne Todd .... producer
Bob Yari .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
 
Cinematography by
William Rexer 
 
Film Editing by
Kristina Boden 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Mark Ricker 
 
Art Direction by
Paul D. Kelly 
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Silverman 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Toth 
 
Makeup Department
J. Roy Helland .... hair stylist: Meryl Streep
J. Roy Helland .... makeup artist: Meryl Streep
Wayne Herndon .... additional hair stylist
Lori Hicks .... additional makeup artist
Michelle Johnson .... additional hair stylist
Claus Lulla .... additional makeup artist
Kyra Panchenko .... makeup artist: Uma Thurman
Nuria Sitja .... key makeup artist
Dina Sliwiak .... assistant makeup artist (as Dina Sliwak)
Ryan Trygstad .... hair stylist: Uma Thurman (as Ryan Trygsdad)
Anthony Veader .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Anthony Katagas .... unit production manager
Robert Katz .... executive in charge of production
Susan Lazarus .... post-production supervisor
John Portnoy .... post-production executive
Louise Runge .... post-production manager
Robin Sweet .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Lerman .... first assistant director
Murphy Occhino .... second assistant director: additional crew
Gary S. Rake .... second second assistant director (as Gary Rake)
Demian Resnick .... second second assistant director
Peter Thorell .... second assistant director (as Pete Thorell)
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... first assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
James C. Allen .... key carpenter
Bob Arietta .... charge scenic artist: additional unit (as Robert Arietta)
Anthony Baldasare .... on-set dresser
Meredith Barchat .... scenic artist
Coburn Boyd .... set dresser
Russell Bullock .... scenic artist
Kelley Burney .... art production assistant
Jennifer Buturla .... scenic artist
John J. Ciccimarro .... co-construction coordinator
Jeffrey Czaja .... scenic artist
Amy Fritz .... art department coordinator
Alexander Garzero .... scenic shopman
Joseph Garzero .... charge scenic artist (as Joe Garzero)
Emily Gaunt .... camera scenic artist
Gerald Gloster .... key construction grip
Paul W. Gorfine .... scenic artist (as Paul Gorfine)
Alex Gorodetsky .... scenic artist
Joanna Hartell .... leadman
Henry Kaplan .... set dressing foreman
Renee Kilden .... scenic artist
Timothy Main .... shop craftsman (as Tim Main)
Eric M. Metzger .... set dresser (as Eric Metzger)
Ann Miller .... property master
Ron Miller .... second carpenter
Tim Okamura .... artist: paintings
Ralph Perri .... construction grip
David Poses .... shop craftsman
Jeffrey Rollins .... set dresser
Daniel Rosenfeld .... scenic shopman
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Elizabeth Schlitten .... assistant property master
Cathy Scorsese .... third property assistant (as Catherine Scorsese)
Keith Steinberg .... construction grip
Larry Steinberg .... key construction grip
Hector Toledo .... construction grip
James Whelan .... set dresser
Ian Zdatny .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Dan Edelstein .... foley editor (as Daniel Edelstein)
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr engineer
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator: additional unit
Brian Langman .... sound effects editor
Avi Laniado .... sound mix engineer
Kim Maitland .... utility sound
Tod A. Maitland .... sound mixer
James Nichols .... sound consultant: Dolby (as James P. Nichols)
Bob Olari .... sound re-recordist (as Robert Olari)
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Mike Poppleton .... first assistant sound editor (as Michael Poppleton)
Mathew Price .... sound mixer: additional unit
Michael Scott .... boom operator
Timothia Sellers .... utility sound: additional unit (as Timothea Sellers)
Paul P. Soucek .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr engineer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Reilly Steele .... re-recording mixer
Daniel Ward .... assistant sound editor
Paul J. Zydel .... adr engineer (as Paul Zydel)
 
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects director
Andrea Swistak .... special effects technician
Thomas Viviano .... special effects assistant (as Tom Viviano)
 
Visual Effects by
Danny DeVincent .... digital color timer (as Daniel Devincent)
John Kuramoto .... compositor
Gary Leib .... compositor: main titles
Janos Pilenyi .... optical supervisor
Ariel Enriquez Saulog .... digital supervisor
 
Stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Baccari .... company electrician
Michael F. Barrow .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, additional unit (as Michael Barrow)
Kelly Britt .... dimmer board operator
James Callanan .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Cambria .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Candrilli .... best boy grip
Caesar S. Carnevale .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Caesar Carnevale)
Andrew Cheung .... company grip
Ted Chu .... camera operator: a camera
John Donohue .... key rigging grip
Jeffrey A. Eplett .... generator operator (as Jeffrey Eplett)
Jay Feather .... first assistant camera: additional unit
Bill Floyd .... assistant camera: second unit
Ray Flynn .... rigging gaffer
Rebekah Frankel .... company electrician (as Reba Frankel)
Jim Galvin .... electrician
Christopher F. Graneto .... grip
Dennis Green .... 24 frame video operator
Joseph Grimaldi .... company electrician (as Joe Grimaldi)
Matthew Guarriello .... rigging grip
Thomas Hocking .... company grip
Amy Albano Jachyra .... additional camera loader
Nils Johnson .... video assist operator: additional unit
Anne Joyce .... still photographer: additional unit
Keith Kalohelani .... rigging electric
Daniel Keck .... second assistant camera: additional unit
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician
John Krause .... company grip
Roberto Lopez .... company grip
Andrew Lowe .... additional electrician
Charlie Marroquin .... company grip (as Charles Marroquin)
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip
Michael J. Maurer .... best boy
Peter McEntyre .... shop electrician
Michael A. McFadden .... rigging grip
Kevin McKenna .... video assist operator
Charles Meere III .... additional electrician (as Charles Meere)
Doug Meils .... shooting electric
Billy Miller .... key grip
William Moore .... additional electrician
Jeff Muhlstock .... Steadicam operator
Jeff Muhlstock .... camera operator: "b" camera
Malcolm Murray .... rigging electric (as Malcolm C. Murray)
Sean O'Brien .... company grip
Joseph M. Ori .... company electrician
George Potter .... generator operator: base camp
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer
Steve Ramsey .... company electrician
James A. Riley IV .... rigging grip
Gary Ronn .... additional electrician
Steve Rosen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, additional unit
Michael Rudolph .... additional electrician (as Mike Rudolph)
Chris Scarfi .... additional electrician (as Christopher Scarfi)
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer
John Schwartz .... rigging electric
Mark Schwentner .... rigging best boy
Paul Steinberg .... shop electrician
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Eric Swanek .... steadicam assistant
Joshua Van Praag .... electrician
Rebecca Venezia .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Franz Yeich .... company grip
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Euston .... casting associate
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Barbara McNamara .... extras casting
John Papsidera .... casting consultant
Laura Verbeke .... background casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress
Kevin P. Faherty .... costume supervisor: additional crew (as Kevin Faherty)
Leah Katznelson .... costume shopper
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... set costumer
Jill Kliber .... assistant costume designer
Joseph La Corte .... costumer: Ms. Thurman
Ellen Mahlke .... additional costumer
Meredith McLaughlin .... key costumer: additional unit
Colleen Morris .... head tailor
Diana Pappas .... costume intern
Christy Rilling .... costume intern
Deirdre N. Williams .... costume supervisor (as Deirdre Williams)
 
Editorial Department
Danny DeVincent .... digital color timer (as Daniel DeVincent)
Fred Heid .... color timer
Victoria Lang .... apprentice editor
Josh Olive .... colorist: dailies
David Rogow .... first assistant editor
Aidan Stanford .... laboratory color timer
Tim Stipan .... spirit colorist: video mastering
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
Adriaan van Zyl .... post-production assistant
Adriaan van Zyl .... post-production intern
Joe Violante .... color timer: dailies (as Joey Violante)
 
Location Management
Joseph Aquino .... location assistant
Ryan Ferguson .... location scout
Chris George .... assistant location manager
Graham Goetz .... location scout
Elizabeth Klenk .... location scout
Paul Kramer .... location manager
Michael Nickodem .... location scout
John Perez .... location scout
Aaron Resch .... location assistant
Demian Resnick .... location manager: additional unit
Jonathan Roumie .... location scout
Julie Solomon .... location scout
Marce Sterner .... location coordinator
 
Music Department
Jim Black .... music supervisor
Linda Cohen .... music consultant
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor
Richard Glasser .... music executive
Sam Hyde .... music consultant
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Daniel Nielsen .... composer: trailer music
Ryan Shore .... conductor
Ryan Shore .... music producer
Ryan Shore .... orchestrator
Andrew Silver .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Nick Grzan .... driver
Peter Tavis .... transportation captain (as Pete Tavis)
 
Other crew
Sunny Antrim .... production assistant
Laura Atkins .... assistant accountant
Joanna August .... assistant: Jennifer Todd
Brian Bergdoll .... stand-in: Jon Abrahams
Pamela Bertini .... production secretary
Tatiana Bouchain .... production assistant
Stephanie Byer .... adr loop group
Blanca Camacho .... adr loop group
Salvatore Carino .... production auditor
David Coburn .... adr loop group
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Ralph Costanza .... print coordinator
Michael Damski .... set production assistant
Jason Dean .... assistant production coordinator
Gleanna Doyle .... animal trainer
Adena Edelstein .... assistant: Ben Younger
Erin Eggers .... production executive
Erin S. Ellescas .... assistant: Anthony Katagas
Hester Farabee .... assistant: Ben Younger
Dylan Gallagher .... stand-in: Bryan Greenberg
Dave Gare .... production liaison
Matt Gavin .... production assistant: additional crew
Kelli Gillam .... post-production accountant
Rick Gold .... assistant: Neil Sacker (as Richard Gold)
Matthew Gordon .... key set production assistant
Matthew Gordon .... production assistant
Mitchell Greenberg .... adr loop group
Rinaldo Guerra .... set production assistant
Andrea Hanson .... assistant: Bob Yari
Jonathan Hova .... adr loop group
Ben Joseph .... production assistant (as Benjamin Joseph)
Louis Katz .... production physician
Richard Keeshan .... production assistant: additional unit (as Richard P. Keeshan)
David Koch .... production assistant
Patricia LaMagna .... assistant: Uma Thurman (as Patty LaMagna)
Thomas K. Lee .... production assistant
Gary Leib .... title designer
Amy Leigh Johnson .... unit publicist
Hari Leigh .... adr loop group
Vanessa Lemonides .... adr loop group
Kendra Levenberg .... key craft service
David Levine .... office production intern
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Marcus Maurice .... adr loop group
Caitlin McGinty .... office production secretary: additional unit
Ernest McKinney .... projectionist
Christie Moreau .... adr loop group
Howard Neustadt .... projectionist
Tim Okamura .... technical advisor
Ali Pensyl .... set production assistant (as Ali Norad)
Jua Perez .... set production assistant
Pauline Piechota .... office production assistant
Chauency Reese .... payroll accountant
Kim Rideout .... stand-in
Carmen Rodríguez .... first assistant accountant
Nynne Rosenkrantz .... stand-in
Adam Shazar .... office production intern
Bernd Stephan .... controller: yari film group
Shelly Strong .... production executive
Zachary Stuart-Pontier .... unit production assistant
Daniel Stutz .... business and legal affairs executive
Anita Sum .... production coordinator
Michael Taylor .... script supervisor
José Tejada .... parking coordinator
Jim Titus .... adr loop group (as James T. Williams II)
Vivian Tse .... assistant: Ben Younger
Ian Watermeier .... staff coordinator
Melissa Wells .... assistant: Jennifer Todd
Deborah Wettstein .... finance executive
Janice Williams .... production coordinator: additional unit
Kori E. Wilson .... assistant: Meryl Streep (as Kori Wilson)
Derek Wimble .... set production assistant
Catherine Zappa .... assistant: Daniel Stutz and Meredith Grindlinger
Zachary Haynes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joanna Ray .... assistant: Jennifer Todd (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mike Spera .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content including dialogue, and for language (re-rating on appeal)
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105 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When David and Morris are going to throw the pie, the shot of the Verazzano Bridge is a different location than the background scenery when they are talking to each other. The bridge shot is from 3rd avenue on 100th street, while the background shots (when they're talking to each other and are shot from the front) are from elsewhere.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "500 Questions: Episode #2.1" (2016)See more »
Soundtrack:
PARISSee more »

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27 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Feels like real life on screen, 25 November 2006
Author: tragic_slider from United States

I happened to catch the second half on HBO one night. I saw the entire movie a few nights later. I could easily watch it through again -- I was really drawn into the movie. I had to look it up on IMDb just because I was thinking about it so much.

There's a lot of negative reviews here, much more than the movie deserves. Movies are like people -- some you despise, many leave you indifferent, and some just really *click*. My roommate came back from "Saw III" hyper and proclaiming it the "BEST movie EVER!!!" -- I can guarantee you he wouldn't care for this. "Prime" also doesn't have any of the typical emotional manipulations found in your average rom-com. It makes do with much subtler if still dramatic material. For example: the meeting between Rafi and David is low-key, slightly awkward, nothing like, say, the Ferris wheel scene in "The Notebook". Ryan Gosling threatening suicide to get a date is certainly entertaining, but it also leaves me slightly detached, too aware this is a story for my viewing pleasure.

"Prime" is the anti-"Grease". There's nothing STYLIZED about it; no fairy-tale ending. If you can do with such accoutrements you'll be sucked in, especially if you can relate to the very upper-middle-class New York viewpoint that permeates it. Another reviewer was quite insightful in comparing it to "Annie Hall".

As for the relentless disparagement of Bryan Greenberg in the male lead: you've got to be kidding me!!!! He doesn't play the role the way, say, a young Al Pacino would play it. His persona is understated, relaxed almost to the point of passivity, slightly unsure, sarcastic and naive and vulnerable all at once. Completely believable as a 23-year-old who would appeal to and be attracted to a 37-yr-old divorcée. A more typical male lead his age wouldn't be dating Uma Thurman, he'd be charming Natalie Portman or Jessica Alba. Take the scene where he's trying to connect with the stoic doorman -- I totally cracked up and at the same time couldn't help but admire how true-to-life it felt. Everything about that scene bespoke an upper-middle-class 20-something living with his grandparents and lacking direction.

Not to mention that the intimacy between Rafi and David felt so natural that I felt convinced that Uma and Bryan had something off-screen during filming. The way they looked at each other, shared each other's space... the lust didn't seem acted, I'll put it that way.

To Ben Younger: despite all the people out there who don't get it, there are some of us who do. You really did an amazing job, and I doubt I'll ever forget "Bubbe" knocking herself with that frying pan... Lol.

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