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6.21 h 45 min2005X-RayPG-13
HD. The 'older woman, younger man' story is given a razor-sharp twist when a shrink discovers that her son is dating her much-older patient.
Directors
Ben Younger
Starring
Meryl StreepUma ThurmanBryan Greenberg
Genres
ComedyDramaRomance
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Jennifer ToddSuzanne Todd
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UNIVERSAL PAY TELEVISION
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Alcohol usefoul languagesexual content
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4.5 out of 5 stars

734 global ratings

  1. 71% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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Elizabeth FioritoReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
So very moving and touching -- what a wonderful surprise
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It's been a long time since I've seen a movie that moved me this much. So surprising. I was expecting a light hearted romp -- and it certainly was that -- but the characters are so real and the journey is so honest. I read a review here that says "not very plausible". If that's what they believe, then they haven't noticed the current trend of women dating younger men. These are real issues and challenges that I was amazed were handled so delicately. Such great performances from everyone. The kid, David, in the movie -- wow. What a great job. Thurman, Streep, the writing, the best friend who was hysterical -- I'll be thinking about this one for a long time.
5 people found this helpful
joni courReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just sappy stupid. Very immature audience only.
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I love Meryl Streep, but lately, she's been given the roles of silly older women, but since she is a great actress she plays this stereotype very well. She was NOT the problem with this movie. It is for a more immature audience. If you are over say 23 with average intelligence then you probably won't like it. I ended up fast-forwarding the entire last half of the movie, hoping that it could somehow redeem itself at the end. But it remained sappy and ridiculous through and through. You'll be so sorry you even started this movie. I was so disappointed. Plus I am embarrassed for Meryl Streep.
3 people found this helpful
BuyerReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Streep at her best.
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This movie is one of my favorite Streep films because it shows her ability to imitate real people doing real things. She is a marvel of mimicry as the Jewish matron who over controls her son and drives him crazy, just as they are required to do to satisfy some inherent cry from within that compels these mothers to over mother, in fact, over-everything! What a great film.
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TeresaMTorresReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Stupid confusing blasphemous movie
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THE ONLY THING IN THIS MOVIE THAT I LIKED WAS THE ACTING OF MERYL STREEP AS THE JEWISH ,, THERAPIST, MOTHER. I KEPT THINKING IT WAS GOING TO GET BETTER, BUT IT NOT ONLY GOT WORSE, THEY BEGAN TO USE THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST IN VAIN. TOTAL WASTE OF TIME. SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED SEX IN THE CITY WITH A STUPIT PLOT.
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Nancy JimenoReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny and touching, a great film to watch on a rainy Saturday night.
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This film is hilarious and yet poignant, as it focuses on a young Jewish man coming of age and falling in love with an older woman who is decidedly NOT Jewish and knows little of the young man's traditions. His mother is played by Meryl Streep and she does a terrific job of being an over-protective mother worried that her son may marry goy. There's a great twist to the plot that makes it all a wonderful, light-hearted look at what it means to become an adult.
6 people found this helpful
J. HuletReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Reality versus a moment in time.
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I enjoyed this movie. I enjoyed the fact that each character remains true to who they are even as they flirt with trying to be something they are not because of the situation they are in. This was well acted, funny, and yet just sad enough that I could enjoy the story for being real instead of ending in a fashion that just didn't make sense.
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meReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
SWEET HEARTWARMING STORY, GREAT CAST
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Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep = Can't go wrong. Easy going with monumental life challenges, for people of every age.
Bob DogReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thank You
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I always feel like I have to say "thank you" to the producers who give us quality films like this, knowing that various aspects of that quality will preclude commercial success. (But why the title "Prime," and why the sloppy graphics on the DVD case?)

This is a movie that shows us two wonderful women from different cultures, and how they relate to each other. Uma Thurman is magnificent. The humanity (creativity, life, humor, passion, femininity,...) seem to shine out of her in every scene. What an attractive PERSON. Admittedly, I would be entertained watching her solve a rubix cube for an hour and a half, let alone star in a fun plot. She is a joy to watch.

I laughed out loud at Meryl Streep's facial contortions as she learns more and more intimate details about her son, and as she and her husband hide in the furniture store! She's won more awards for drama, but I think she's very, very funny. I hope she does more comedy.

The young male lead didn't have half the range of expression of either woman, but perhaps he was cast because of this, as a realistic young man, with at times great maturity (dating scenes, scene in elevator), and great immaturity (most of the rest of the time).

The ending was difficult because like most "ugly americans," I want things all buttoned up at the end. I empathized with Rafi and felt sorry for her. But it was courageous to play it differently.

Debate the details, everyone, but I'll always give five stars to quality.
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