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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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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 »
Plot:
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)

Anya Avaeva ... VIP Guest (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)
Adam LaFramboise ... Bar Patron / Window Shopper (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)
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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 Sliwak .... assistant makeup artist
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
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 .... sound 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
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 .... Steadicam assistant
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
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)
 
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
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
Joseph Aquino .... location 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
Ryan Ferguson .... location scout
Dylan Gallagher .... stand-in: Bryan Greenberg
Dave Gare .... production liaison
Matt Gavin .... production assistant: additional crew
Chris George .... assistant location manager
Kelli Gillam .... post-production accountant
Graham Goetz .... location scout
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
Benjamin Joseph .... production assistant
Louis Katz .... production physician
Richard Keeshan .... production assistant: additional unit (as Richard P. Keeshan)
Elizabeth Klenk .... location scout
David Koch .... production assistant
Paul Kramer .... location manager
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
Michael Nickodem .... location scout
Ali Norad .... set production assistant
Tim Okamura .... technical advisor
John Perez .... location scout
Jua Perez .... set production assistant
Pauline Piechota .... office production assistant
Chauency Reese .... payroll accountant
Aaron Resch .... location assistant
Demian Resnick .... location manager: additional unit
Kim Rideout .... stand-in
Carmen Rodríguez .... first assistant accountant
Nynne Rosenkrantz .... stand-in
Jonathan Roumie .... location scout
Adam Shazar .... office production intern
Julie Solomon .... location scout
Bernd Stephan .... controller: yari film group
Marce Sterner .... location coordinator
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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Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content including dialogue, and for language (re-rating on appeal)
Runtime:
105 min
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-7 | France:U | Germany:o.Al. | Hong Kong:IIA | Hungary:16 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | Taiwan:R-12 | UK:12A | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating on appeal)

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Trivia:
Sandra Bullock was originally cast as Rafi. Bullock wanted major script changes from writer/director Ben Younger but when he refused, she dropped out. Only two weeks before principal photography, Uma Thurman stepped in and replaced Bullock.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
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:
References Beaches (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
4 MY S&T'SSee more »

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38 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Not the typical Hollywood rom-com., 21 May 2006
Author: Robert Farcasanu from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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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