Prime

2005

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

39
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 53%
IMDb Rating 0 10 0

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Cast

Meryl Streep as Lisa Metzger
Uma Thurman as Rafi Gardet
Bryan Greenberg as David Bloomberg
Annie Parisse as Katherine
1080p.BLU
1.64 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13 on a
23.976 fps
1hr 45 min
P/S 0 / 25

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by yamaneko 1 / 10

old-hat, prejudiced and lacking a constructive message

Failing to see anything remotely comical about this movie, I found it just rattled out old stereotypes about age and race without confronting these issues in any kind of depth. What was particularly disappointing is to see again that Hollywood still fails to confront the fact that meaningful, long-term relationships exist between partners in which the woman is significantly older than the man (including a large number of theatrical pairings). Not only was the relationship portrayed utterly shallow, but there was no attempt whatsoever to introduce any discussion of how the various obstacles the couple faced might be overcome.

Ultimately, the movie left a string of unanswered 'whys'. Why, for instance, should it be taken for granted that fatherhood would spoil the life of a 24-year-old man, even when he has made the decision himself to go through with it? Why should children be a curse and a life-spoiler? (and is this the message we should be giving young men?) Why should maturity be portrayed as dull and pedestrian, and youth as frivolous and unable to cope with the weightier issues of life? Why did David have to be so pitifully immature when others his age are already in, and enjoying, responsible positions? Does a meaningful, long-term relationship necessarily have to preclude an individual from any kind of adventure of self- realization?

The film might have been improved had David and Rafi achieved any kind of a meaningful conversation, but since they failed to do this, being too preoccupied with bedtime gymnastics or quarreling, we were denied any access to the thought-processes behind the decisions they made, particularly the most important decisions, to go for a baby (on David's part), and to separate. Had the couple been shown debating their issues rationally - instead of simply breaking up every time they hit a problem - the film might have given a helpful insight into the nature of relationships.

Finally, although this film was obviously trying to set up some kind of a 'this is how things really are, folks' ending, I fail to see why relationship failure is any more realistic a conclusion than happily-ever-after. It's just another all-or-nothing, black-and-white Hollywood oversimplification. Surely a more interesting and unusual ending to such a movie would be to show how people somehow manage to muddle through together, not in dramatic epic fireworks, but in finding new and constructive ways to confront their problems. But Hollywood seems to abhor anything that is not either implausibly romantic or utterly hopeless.

In short, this was not a particularly insightful or helpful film.

Reviewed by Renz Vallarta 9 / 10

Unnecessary hate from "critics" and closed-minded viewers.

If you will interpret the rating of this film as anything, interpret it as the ratio of open-minded viewers (60% of ratings) against the closed-minded people (about 40%) who view this as some sort of religion or cultural message to everyone in the world - or perhaps just view every movie as a just statement of how everything should be. It's really not.

SPOILERS AHEAD:

This is a film that took a more mature route - given it's difficult and common issues at hand, than what some people would have accepted. One of the reviews here called the ending as "black-and-white" thinking and degraded it for sending the message that "it isn't ethical or right to commit to marriage at such a young age". The movie was not at all biased about this issue, and rather took it maturely and accurately. If you look closely, as mature as Dave seemed to be and how willing he was to work things out, he couldn't give Raf a thoughtful answer as to why he decided he wants a baby with her. He is young and emotional, and at the moment it showed how uncertain he was - but don't mistaken his true love for her; commitment and love are separate things. The issue of whether it's a good idea to proceed with a relationship with that kind of age gap is all a matter of personality and circumstances.

Dave is an emerging artist, and although he could be mature enough to handle a serious relationship and children, it would conflict far too much with his type of career and his current position this early in the art industry. If Dave was someone who worked a stable job with good pay, this wouldn't be a problem and the outcome of the film could be very different.

This is an extremely honest film and it has some of the most touching characters I've ever seen in a "chick-flick". It makes me so sad that Raf's "childish" wonder and her attraction to a younger man like Dave is probably rooted from the robbing of her "childhood" by her family's upbringing of her, and her early marriage. She deserves Dave so much.

If there is any kind of flaw in this film, it would be that Dave's upbringing should've pushed him into that commitment with Raf of getting married. I don't know much about Judaism, but as a Christian, marrying at a younger age is very common, and Dave is more than capable of doing that with Raf. The conflict of love and profession is a timeless tragedy.

Reviewed by Davis P 8 / 10

Well done romantic comedy-drama

Prime starring Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman and Bryan Greenberg is not exactly your typical romantic Hollywood movie. Streep is of course great in her role as the therapist of the 37 year old woman her 23 year old son is currently seeing. Uma Thurman was pretty good Rafael. I liked her performance mostly in the dramatic scenes, the deep talks her and Greenberg would have. Bryan Greenberg also gives a very good performance here, he wasn't just the cliché male love interest, his performance gives his character a good amount of depth. I liked the chemistry between Greenberg and Thurman, it worked. Good on screen chemistry is sooo damn important, without it, why should I as the viewer care about what happens to these people in the romantic relationship? Streep's chemistry with Thurman during the therapy sessions works too. That is mainly where the comedy comes into play. Hearing Thurman vividly describe the sexual proclivities of her and Streep's son is just flat out hysterical! Some of the lines of dialogue Thurman has to deliver with such passion are so hilarious, and Streep's horrified reaction to it all is perfect! Awesome comedic situation. That really was the only part of the whole movie where I laughed and thought what was happening was funny, which is good because the rest of the film is supposed to be dramatic, and the drama works very well. The ending to the movie isn't cliché, and I love it for that! The ending is actually very touching. 8/10

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