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USA: Universal Studios
UK: Momentum Theatrical
Cast: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams, Adriana Biasi, David Younger, Palmer Brown, Zak Orth, Annie Parisse, Aubrey Dollar, Jerry Adler, Doris Belack, Ato Essandoh, David Anzuelo, Naomi Aborn, John Rothman Jonathan Roumie, Tadhg O'Mordha, Madhur Jaffrey, Gil Deeble, Jason McDonald, Lotte Mandel, Eboni Summer Cooper, Mick de Lint, Mini Anden, Tina Farris, Stretch Armstrong, Susie Kantar, Sebastian Sozzi, Jade Yorker, David Costabile, Will McCormack, Alex Webb, Seth Herzog, Anne Joyce, Beth Skipp, Mitch Green, Christopher Innvar, Jennifer Marlowe
Director: Ben Younger
UK: 105 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 on appeal for sexual content including dialogue, and for language (previously rated: R in 2005)
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references and one use of strong language
USA Release Date: 28 October 2005
UK Release Date: 12 May 2006
Set against the colorful, bustling backdrop of modern-day Manhattan, PRIME is a witty romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of two mismatched lovers. Starring Oscar® nominee Uma Thurman (KILL BILL: VOLS. I and II) as Rafi, a 37 year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, who meets David (Bryan Greenberg, One Tree Hill TV series), a 23 year-old painter recently out of college, PRIME explores what happens when love at first sight meets the day-to-day realities of an adult relationship. Oscar®-winning actor Meryl Streep (THE HOURS, ADAPTATION) portrays Rafi's therapist, Dr Lisa Metzger. Lisa, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is, unfortunately for Lisa, her only son, David.
Despite their intense attraction, David and Rafi must contend with a 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi - a non-practising Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. Their attempts to bridge this gap generate the film's humor and heartbreak thus hallmarking PRIME as a love story that could only be told in New York City. It is a frank look at a modern, urban romance, this film candidly and humorously explores the joy of falling head over heels for someone and the struggles that inevitably follow.
PRIME is written and directed by Ben Younger (BOILER ROOM) and produced by Team Todd, headed by sisters Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Tood. The film is both Team Todd and Younger's follow-up to the 2000 debut feature, BOILER ROOM, an energetic drama about Wall Street hustlers that starred Giovanni Ribisi and Vin Diesel. In this new kind of love story, Younger explores a softer side of New York.