Prime

Rated PG-13 106 minutes 2005

With a name like Prime, a movie had better be about something more than an older woman digging on a younger man, much to the disapproval of the younger man's mom. Alas, it's about nothing more than that: A woman named Rafi (Uma Thurman), just divorced from a man apparently her own age and possessing the libido of a corpse, winds up with a much younger man named David (Bryan Greenberg) -- much younger being his early 20s, though Greenberg and mid-30s Thurman look all of nine months apart. But David and Rafi have more than their age difference acting as a barrier between newfound lust and long-lasting love; their religions, too, are working against them. He's Jewish, she's not, which ain't kosher with David's mom, Lisa (Meryl Streep), who's also Rafi's therapist, which makes her not only a lousy, conniving mom, but also perhaps the most unethical therapist in New York City. Writer-director Ben Younger, maker of the overheated Boiler Room some years back, serves up conventional schmaltz on a paper plate.

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Official Site: www.primemovie.net

Director: Ben Younger

Writer: Ben Younger

Producer: Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd

Cast: Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg, Annie Parisse, Ato Essandoh, Madhur Jaffrey, Jon Abrahams, John Rothman, Jerry Adler and Doris Belack

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