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Prime (Widescreen Edition)
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams, Adriana Biasi
Director: Ben Younger
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2006     1hr 45min

When Rafi (Uma Thurman), a 37-year-old single woman, meets David (Bryan Greenberg), a 23-year-old painter, it's love at first sight. But that love gets complicated - fast - when Rafi discovers that David is also the son of...  more »

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Actors: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams, Adriana Biasi
Director: Ben Younger
Creators: Ben Younger, Anthony Katagas, Bob Yari, Bradley Jenkel, Jennifer Todd, Mark Gordon, Suzanne Todd
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/07/2006
Original Release Date: 10/28/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 10/28/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 6
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Suzanne H. from PORT ANGELES, WA
Reviewed on 6/12/2015...
This was a fun movie to watch. Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep are always amazing and the story line was real.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nicole D. from MONROE, NY
Reviewed on 7/21/2011...
i love this movie. the relationship seems believable and realistic, besides the comedic issue of Rafi's boyfriend being her therapist's son. I like how the movie ends, I won't give it away, but it was a little unexpected and made the movie all the more realistic. I appreciate the message I got from this movie: A great love doesn't necessarily have to last forever, it just has to leave a big impact on your life and help shape your future
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Charlene C. (mccoffield) from SOUTHLAKE, TX
Reviewed on 5/27/2011...
Very funny movie. As always, Meryl Streep plays her role to perfection!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Terry W. from AUBURN, ME
Reviewed on 3/20/2009...
A movie that depicts love with no boundaries. Truly a story about growth and understanding. The true meaning of having found love with the strength to give it away. A modern love story for sure.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A romantic comedy about two lovers in their sexual "prime"
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 03/05/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A comedy of errors and age differences, "Prime" (referring to a man and woman's sexual prime which are at different ages) is a clever film that didn't play well in theaters. Perhaps it got lost in the glut of holiday event movies or the lack of buzz because that's too bad. While it isn't a great romantic comedy it has charm and a great comedic performance from Meryl Streep as well as appealing performances (and chemistry)from Uma Thurman and Bryan Greenberg.

Rafi (Uma Thurman)is mired in a messy divorce that's taken all of the joy out of her life. Until she meets David (Bryan Greenberg)a man 14 years her junior living with his grandparents. Her therapist Lisa Metzger (Meryl Streep)is pleased for her until she realizes that the stories that Rafi's been relating about her new love is about her son. While the film does occasionally steer into sitcom territory the appealing cast and performances keep the film on course most of the time.

"Prime" looks very nice in this widescreen transfer. For those who hated widescreen there's also a separate full screen release available as well. The special features are quite limited and could be better. While we get a decent commentary track from the director and producer, I'd rather hear the cast talk about their characters and in particular hear about the experience of Thurman and Greenberg working together in this romantic comedy with Streep. We get a standard "making of" featurette where the director discusses his inspiration (one of those hit-by-lightning moments when he wondered what it would be like if the girl he was dating was seeing his mother a therapist and neither one knew about the other). This romantic comedy certainly deserved more inspired featurettes--what about one on the trials and tribulations of women dating younger men?

While the film isn't perfect it's entertaining and has a marvelous comedic performance from Streep as well as great chemistry between Thurman and Greenberg on screen. "Prime" is an appealing romantic comedy that isn't a bad way to spent an afternoon.
Love is Not Just a Four-Letter Word
Ismail Elshareef | West Hollywood, CA United States | 10/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of those one-of-a-kind comedies. It's sexy, hilarious, bittersweet and realistic. Superb performances by Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg add so much credibility to the plot and the sweetness of the story.

When 23-year-old David (Bryan Greenberg) who comes from a traditional Jewish family falls in love with 37-year-old Rafi (Uma Thurman), a sexy divorcee that believes in Christ, hell and heaven break lose. David's mother (Meryl Streep) is Rafi's therapist who helps her through her divorce and her relationship with this new flame, this young buck for whom she's head over heels. David's mom soon realizes that the man her patient is in love with is her own son. Confused with hilarity (Meryl Streep is fantastic playing a Jewish mama), she tries to be fair to both her patient and her son.

This is a film for everyone that's ever been in love. It's sweet, heartwarming and love affirming. Go see it."
Save yourself 106 minutes of boredom....
Chinamommy | Cincinnati, OH | 05/14/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Luckily I rented Prime from the library; otherwise I'd be ticked at wasting $5 at Blockbuster.

Brief summary: Older woman (Uma) and younger guy (no-name actor) fall in love. Rafi (Uma) finds out that younger guy's mom is her shrink. Rafi and young guy break out, reunite, break up, reunite, break up...well, you get the picture.

If this movie sounds boring, that's because it is. The two main characters have zero chemistry together. Seeing them together doesn't seem realistic. The typical Jewish jokes ensue, along with younger guy's best friend throwing pies at girlfriends. Ugh. I think I chuckled maybe twice during the film. I just wasted 106 minutes of my life that I'll never get back.

Save yourself 106 minutes of boredom and avoid this film. You'll be thanking me."