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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 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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1.85 : 1
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Was originally rated R by the MPAA but re-rated PG-13 on appeal. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene outside and inside a cinema, which has two screens, the sign above the entrance shows that Screen 1 is showing one movie and Screen 2 is showing another movie. But in an interior scene, a sign shows that the movies are reversed. 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 Zabriskie Point (1970) See more »

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DEJENME VIVIR
Written by Carlos Parra
Performed by La Charanga Cubana (as Charanga Cubana)
Courtesy of Rescue Records and 5 Alarm Music
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'A good Chardonnay can last...'
5 July 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Though it's tagged as a romantic comedy, 'Prime' falls in between a comedy and a serious drama. What I liked about it is that it's a lot less sugar-coated than the usual romantic comedy flicks and more realistic (but that makes it predictable too). As a director Younger does an adequate job but he could have made the script tighter as 'Prime' does drag in the middle (only to pick up in the end). The dialogues are quite interesting and the therapy sessions are fun to watch but a few of the jokes fall flat. Meryl Streep does a good enough job (but she's not at her best and why are her eyes always reddish?) as Rafi's therapist and David's opinionated mother. Bryan Greenberg holds his own in a film with two established actresses. But, 'Prime' belongs to Uma Thurman all the way. She is simply terrific as the vulnerable Rafi and her transformation up till the end is effectively portrayed. On the whole, 'Prime' is a decent film with good performances. Not bad for a one-time watch.


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