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"A Therapeutic New Comedy"
  • PG-13
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.2  (41,829)
  • 58

Prime is a romantic comedy-drama that was released in 2005. Directed by Ben Younger, this film stars Uma Thurman as Rafi, an affluent and successful divorcee living in New York City. Meryl Streep portrays Lisa, Rafi's therapist, who is also dealing with her own romantic problems. Bryan Greenberg plays David, a young artist who Lisa tries to set up with Rafi.

The movie opens with Rafi feeling lost and alone after recently getting a divorce from her cheating ex-husband. She seeks solace in therapy with Lisa, who urges Rafi to start dating again. Rafi eventually meets David, a young Jewish artist, and the two start a whirlwind romance despite their age difference (David is 14 years younger than Rafi).

As their relationship progresses, Rafi confides in Lisa about her new beau and the complications of their age difference. Lisa is taken aback by the news, as David happens to be her son. The rest of the movie is a roller coaster of emotions and conflicts as Lisa tries to keep a professional demeanor while confronting her son's new girlfriend.

The film delves into the themes of love, loss, and the complications of age differences in relationships. Prime also captures the contrast in experiences between Rafi and David due to their generational gap. There are moments where David's youth and edginess clash with Rafi's more traditional and mature ideals, leading to misunderstandings and tense moments.

Prime also presents a nuanced portrayal of therapy and its impacts on the patient and the therapist. Lisa's professional barriers are challenged when confronted with her son's relationship with one of her patients. At the same time, Rafi struggles with trusting Lisa as her therapist due to Lisa's personal ties to David.

The film features excellent performances from all three leads. Thurman is magnetic as Rafi, a woman trying to regain her confidence and find love again. Streep's portrayal of Lisa as a perplexed therapist and concerned mother does not disappoint. Greenberg's portrayal of David is also noteworthy, capturing the carefree and artistic qualities of a modern-day Romeo.

In addition to the strong performances, Prime delivers a fresh and modern soundtrack. The music complements the lively spirit of the film, and songs like "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai offer a vibrant energy that keeps the momentum alive throughout the movie.

Overall, Prime is a delightful romantic comedy-drama that will appeal to viewers of all ages. The film tackles weighty themes in a lighthearted and witty way, and the chemistry between the leads is electric. The film's exploration of age differences in relationships and the intersection of professional and personal lives within therapy makes it a thought-provoking watch. If you're in the mood for a feel-good film with substance, then Prime is a fantastic choice.

Prime is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 58.

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    1 hr 45 min
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    6.2  (41,829)
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