PRIME                                        

 

 

                              Premiered at the Hampton Film Festival                                                                  

                                                                                      By Iris Zimmerman

 

Cast:  Meryl Streep,. Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams
 
PRIME is a sophisticated character comedy about Rafi (Uma Thurman), a recently divorced 37-year-old career woman from Manhattan, and what happens when Dave (Bryan Greenberg), a talented 23-year-old painter from Brooklyn, falls in love with her.
 
Part counselor, part Jewish mother, Rafi's therapist Lisa (Streep) is gingerly helping Rafi out of her post-divorce slump and through the urgent alarm of her ticking biological clock.  Although doubtful that Rafi's new fling (he is 23, after all!) is an appropriate partner in the long term.  Lisa encourages her patient to enjoy it and have fun.  But once Lisa accidentally discovers that Rafi's new boyfriend is, in fact, her son Dave, she finds it increasingly difficult to act the good therapist while hearing intimate details of her son's love life.  Soon the secret is out and cultures clash, complications arise, civil arguments erupt, and a storm of opinions swirl around the couple at the center of all this comic fuss.  Prime looks at love from everyone's point of view -- friends, relatives and in this case, Rafi's therapist - and follow all who come apart, and some who pull it together, when two people fall in love.

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