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Director  Ben Younger
Music director  Ryan Shore
Country  United States
6.3/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Initial DVD release  March 7, 2006
Writer  Ben Younger
Language  English
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Release date  September 21, 2005 (2005-09-21) (San Diego) October 28, 2005 (2005-10-28)
Cast  Uma Thurman (Rafi Gardet), Bryan Greenberg (David Bloomberg), Meryl Streep (Lisa Metzger), Annie Parisse (Catherine), Zak Orth (Randall), Jerry Adler (Sam)
Similar movies  The Apartment, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, After Hours, 13 Going On 30, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Lady and the Tramp
Tagline  A Therapeutic New Comedy

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Prime is a 2005 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg. It was written and directed by Ben Younger. The film grossed $67,937,503 worldwide.


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Rafi (Uma Thurman) is a recently divorced, 37-year-old career woman from Manhattan who becomes romantically involved with David (Bryan Greenberg), a talented 23-year-old Jewish painter from the Upper West Side. Rafi shares all her secrets with her therapist Lisa (Meryl Streep) who, unbeknownst to Rafi, is David's mother. Lisa, supportive of Rafi's relationship with a younger man, discovers the connection and finds herself not only faced with the ethical and moral dilemma of counseling David's girlfriend, but also the reality that she feels differently about the relationship now that she knows her son is involved. Lisa consults her own therapist, and they decide that it is in the best interest of her patient Rafi for Lisa to continue treatment, as long as the relationship remains the "fling" it appears to be.

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However, Lisa soon realizes that the relationship is serious, and tells Rafi that she is David's mother. Feeling embarrassed and betrayed, Rafi ends her treatment with Lisa. Their differences causing problems between them, Rafi and David break up. A couple of weeks later, David is enjoying a night on the town with his best friend; he gets drunk and ends up sleeping with Sue, Rafi's friend from work. The same day, after bumping into each other at the supermarket and going back to David's place, David and Rafi start seeing each other again. They also try to make the relationship stronger by going to a Friday night dinner with David's family. The rift between Rafi and Lisa is patched up, although Rafi brings up the possibility of her and David having children, to which Lisa reacts strongly. A few days later, Rafi discovers that David had slept with Sue, and David and Rafi fight. After sulking for some time, David goes to seek Lisa's help as both his mother and as a therapist. She advises him to do what he can to keep the relationship, because it was through Rafi that Lisa was able to understand David's career as an artist. David goes back to Rafi to apologize and offer to give her a child because that is what she wants the most. Rafi realizes how deep David's love must be for him to make such a sacrifice. Ultimately, they both realize that love is not enough to keep a relationship going, and they break up.

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A year later, David and his friend are leaving a restaurant — the first restaurant where he and Rafi had a proper date. Going back to retrieve his forgotten hat, he spots Rafi but she does not see him; he gets his hat, rushes out the door, and hides. He defrosts the glass a bit to watch her, and she turns around and sees him. They share a smile before parting.


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  • Meryl Streep as Lisa Metzger Bloomberg
  • Uma Thurman as Rafi Gardet
  • Bryan Greenberg as David Bloomberg
  • Jon Abrahams as Morris
  • Zak Orth as Randall
  • Annie Parisse as Katherine
  • Aubrey Dollar as Michelle
  • Jerry Adler as Sam
  • Doris Belack as Blanch
  • Ato Essandoh as Damien
  • Naomi Aborn as Dinah Bloomberg
  • John Rothman as Jack Bloomberg
  • Madhur Jaffrey as Rita
  • Lotte Mandel as Bubi
  • Production

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    The role of Rafi was originally going to be played by Sandra Bullock. Bullock completed rehearsals with Younger and Greenberg, but pulled out just before filming began, because she wanted major script changes, and the director was not willing to change the script.

    Bryan Greenberg's trip to New York to film this movie is documented as part of HBO's semi-reality series Unscripted.


    The soundtrack is a mix of different music genres such as jazz and pop. The composer of this soundtrack is Ryan Shore.

    1. RJD2 – "Ghostwriter" (Remix)
    2. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – "In a Sentimental Mood"
    3. Rufus Wainwright – "Peach Trees"
    4. Ryan Shore – "Rafi and David"
    5. Le Tigre – "Fake French"
    6. Stacey Kent – "Isn't This a Lovely Day?"
    7. Daniel Merriweather – "Still Got Me"
    8. Ray LaMontagne – "Shelter"
    9. Debbie Nova – "Laylo"
    10. Sidsel Endresen & Bugge Wesseltoft – "Try"
    11. Rachael Yamagata – "I Wish You Love"
    12. Ryan Shore – "Prime Suite"

    Critical response

    Rotten Tomatoes gave the film score of 50% based on 117 reviews. Metacritic gave the film a weighted mean score of 58% based on 32 reviews

    Box office

    The film opened at #3 at the U.S. box office, making $6,220,935 USD in its opening weekend, behind The Legend of Zorro and Saw II.


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