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November 03, 2005

PRIME

COLE SMITHEY

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ColeSmithey.comThe ever-unpredictable Meryl Streep is never believable as Lisa Metzger, a Jewish mother and therapist, but she’s nonetheless endlessly entertaining in this cautionary comedy about dating outside of your age range.

Rafi (Uma Thurman) is a recently divorced 37-year-old Manhattanite who falls for would-be artist Dave Bloomberg (Bryan Greenberg) without knowing he’s the 23-year-old son of her caring therapist (Streep).

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Moods shift as the heady air of romance evaporates at the reality of everyday life. The uneven lovers must discover the cost and context of their attraction.

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

Rated PG-13. 106 mins.

2 Stars

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