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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.

Director:

Ben Younger

Writer:

Ben Younger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Uma Thurman ... Rafi Gardet
Meryl Streep ... Lisa Metzger
Bryan Greenberg ... David Bloomberg
Jon Abrahams ... Morris
Adriana Biasi Adriana Biasi ... Bay Ridge Blonde
David Younger David Younger ... Brother #1
Palmer Brown 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
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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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She thought she could tell her therapist anything. But she's about to discover that she's already said too much... See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Couchgeflüster See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,220,935, 30 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,827,153

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,937,494
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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Referenced in 10 pelis (2011) See more »

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THE DUKE
Written and Performed by Ryan Shore
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Really a "Chick Flick"?
12 November 2005 | by melmarqSee all my reviews

I was initially reluctant to watch this film but my girlfriend wanted to check it out. After seeing it I must admit that the film did surpass my expectations - primarily since I felt that it was not really a "chick-flick" per se. The film tends to center around the guy 100% of the time. Call it a "guy-flick" from a woman's perspective. While I'm not at all a Meryl Streep fan, I felt that she carried the movie for the time that she was on the screen. Uma Thurman can't help but be the stunningly beautiful Uma Thurman that she always is. Without spoiling anything, I think that the ending was perfectly real compared to most romantic comedies that have been released in the past. This film was one of the more pleasant surprises for me this year. At the very least it will make for a great DVD rental if you're a guy who is as reluctant to see it as I was originally.


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