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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Predictable, sexy comedy pushes PG-13 rating.

Movie PG-13 2005 105 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+


For teens since they would understand this movie more. I like both uma Thurman and Meryl Streep.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

Sometimes clever but more often unsubtle, Prime combines romantic and family comedy formulas. The relationship between Lisa and Rafi remains more intriguing than the romance, even when it's disturbed by the very foreseeable "twist" that David is Lisa's son. Once that happens, the movie lurches into broad and much less interesting comedy. Lisa strains to maintain the professional relationship, and spends sessions trying not to look appalled at Rafi's elaborate descriptions of David's penis.

Lisa and Rafi's differences constitute a tension that is both familiar and remarkable. That the film has to build up the romance in order to complicate the women's relationship is to its detriment (Streep's mugging for the camera while listening to sex stories becomes increasingly unfunny). When the predictable confrontations finally come around, the film has long since run out of energy. Pretending that David's maturation has been its focus all along, Prime awkwardly loses sight of its more substantive relationship.

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