'A good Chardonnay can last...'
Though it's tagged as a romantic comedy, 'Prime' falls in between a
comedy and a serious drama. What I liked about it is that it's a lot
less sugar-coated than the usual romantic comedy flicks and more
realistic (but that makes it predictable too). As a director Younger
does an adequate job but he could have made the script tighter as
'Prime' does drag in the middle (only to pick up in the end). The
dialogues are quite interesting and the therapy sessions are fun to
watch but a few of the jokes fall flat. Meryl Streep does a good enough
job (but she's not at her best and why are her eyes always reddish?) as
Rafi's therapist and David's opinionated mother. Bryan Greenberg holds
his own in a film with two established actresses. But, 'Prime' belongs
to Uma Thurman all the way. She is simply terrific as the vulnerable
Rafi and her transformation up till the end is effectively portrayed.
On the whole, 'Prime' is a decent film with good performances. Not bad
for a one-time watch..
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I feel it will be a cool one to you if you have a soft heart. .
I think this movie very very attract.
i like comedy movie.this is that type of movie.
Ok movie. A bit too light. Good casting. .
Feels like real life on screen
I happened to catch the second half on HBO one night. I saw the entire
movie a few nights later. I could easily watch it through again -- I
was really drawn into the movie. I had to look it up on IMDb just
because I was thinking about it so much.
There's a lot of negative reviews here, much more than the movie
deserves. Movies are like people -- some you despise, many leave you
indifferent, and some just really *click*. My roommate came back from
"Saw III" hyper and proclaiming it the "BEST movie EVER!!!" -- I can
guarantee you he wouldn't care for this. "Prime" also doesn't have any
of the typical emotional manipulations found in your average rom-com.
It makes do with much subtler if still dramatic material. For example:
the meeting between Rafi and David is low-key, slightly awkward,
nothing like, say, the Ferris wheel scene in "The Notebook". Ryan
Gosling threatening suicide to get a date is certainly entertaining,
but it also leaves me slightly detached, too aware this is a story for
my viewing pleasure.
"Prime" is the anti-"Grease". There's nothing STYLIZED about it; no
fairy-tale ending. If you can do with such accoutrements you'll be
sucked in, especially if you can relate to the very upper-middle-class
New York viewpoint that permeates it. Another reviewer was quite
insightful in comparing it to "Annie Hall".
As for the relentless disparagement of Bryan Greenberg in the male
lead: you've got to be kidding me!!!! He doesn't play the role the way,
say, a young Al Pacino would play it. His persona is understated,
relaxed almost to the point of passivity, slightly unsure, sarcastic
and naive and vulnerable all at once. Completely believable as a
23-year-old who would appeal to and be attracted to a 37-yr-old