Prime (2005)

Ben Younger's Prime tracks what happens to a variety of different people when a man and a woman fall in love with each other. Uma Thurman portrays Rafi Gardet, a 37-year-old divorcée. One day a twentysomething artist from Brooklyn named… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Streep is dependably terrific in her role, the rest of the movie is too sitcom-ish, and the romance itself is dull.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The writing and direction by Ben Younger is crisp and insightful enough to prevail, and the performances are all very good.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Streep, beaming in her horn-rimmed glasses and spouting platitudes like 'Focus on the now, for now,' makes it all a treat.

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Joshua Starnes

Like most relationship films it has a tendency to self-indulgence. Prime is less about relationships than it is about life lessons - a funny, bittersweet one; but that is unfortunately what a lot of relationships turn out to be.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Follows a familiar boy-meets-girl scenario, but Younger turns the routine into combustible fun.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

A cut above the formulaic romances Hollywood typically grinds out.

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Cole Smithey

"Prime" is an above average romantic comedy that still doesn't quite make the grade.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A movie as weirdly titled as it is constructed, the romantic comedy Prime is proof that even the great Meryl Streep occasionally slips up in her acting choices.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Manages a number of decent PG-13 laughs.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Really is nice, often charming, occasionally funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
A lightly neurotic Shiksa divorcee of a certain age falls in love with a twenty-something who turns out to be the ridiculously good-looking son of her very… More
Bethany Murphy
Loved this, it was new and exciting and showed you that no matter what age you can really have fun. I love Greenberg too, he is an absolute babe.
Red Lats
I thought this film was well done. Young pretty guy falls for beautiful "older" woman (Uma Thurman). It just turns out that Uma's shrink (Meryl… More
Dean King
An ok idea for a rom-com that throws up some funny scenes and situations. Not as funny overall as I thought it would be and the last third of the film starts to… More
Daniel Perry
Disposable and enjoyable fluff that's funny, touching and vascillates between the realistic and the hyper-glossy. I was with it until about the last 15… More
Megan S
I enjoyed this movie. It was really awkward and Meryl Streep's character should have sought a second opinion from her supervisor. It's funny because a… More