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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.

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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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Taglines:

A therapeutic new comedy. 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Couchgeflüster See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,220,935, 30 October 2005

Gross USA:

$22,827,153

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,937,494
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Two obviously-different red Chrysler convertibles are used in the early sequence of David and Morris driving to Morris' ex-girlfriend's house. Close-up dialogue scenes filmed in the car show a large, conspicuous high-mount brake lamp on the car's trunk in the middle background, but exterior driving shots of the convertible show a different model, with no trunk light at all. 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 Beaches (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Fake French
Written and Performed by Le Tigre
Courtesy of Le Tigre Records
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User Reviews

 
NOT a romantic comedy, and a good film
18 December 2005 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

This is a situational movie. People get into and out of interesting situations and you might be amused by it, feel romantic or feel bad, but this does not define the romantic comedy genre as I see it. You don't watch this movie to feel good about the romantic endeavors that litter your brain but are almost never real, nor do you watch it to laugh at what is going on.

I especially liked the fact that Uma Thruman didn't play the role of the stupid blonde that she got in some of her latest movies and also that the movie tried to capture reality more than fantastic situations that no one can relate to and that always end in happy ending.

Mix Jewishness, visits to the psychologist, divorcées in the fashion business having gay friends and dating younger guys and you get ... New York. :) Well, this is a good movie. A lot of the clichés one would expect in a New Yorkish movie are broken or not existent and the ones that are left are well blended into the plot.

There isn't much to say about the plot that wouldn't spoil it, so I will not say anything. Uma Thurman plays well, Merryl Streep is always a good actress, but in this movie manages not the be annoying as well, which I think is a step up for her. My wife asked me to keep it, so I guess if I enjoyed it and also did she, then it's a winner all around.


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