Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Watch it Instantly
Includes the Amazon Instant Video 24 hour rental at no extra charge. (Learn more)
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$4.50 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Dszilke Add to Cart
$6.50  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Paint it Orange Add to Cart
$9.53  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Prime (Widescreen Edition) (2005)

Meryl Streep , Uma Thurman , Ben Younger  |  R |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

List Price: $9.99
Price: $5.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $4.00 (40%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, Aug. 28? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Prime   $2.99 --

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD Widescreen Edition $5.99  
 
 
Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly
Watch the Amazon Instant Video rental on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or compatible device at no charge when you buy this DVD from Amazon.com. Your rental will expire 24 hours after you begin watching or 30 days after your disc purchase, whichever occurs first. The Amazon Instant Video version will be available in Your Video Library and is provided as a gift with disc purchase. Available to US customers only. See Terms and Conditions.
 
 

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Prime (Widescreen Edition) + On a Clear Day
Price for both: $10.13

Buy the selected items together
  • On a Clear Day $4.14

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Videos Related to This Product


Product Details

  • Actors: Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams
  • Directors: Ben Younger
  • Writers: Ben Younger
  • Producers: Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CS45TW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,541 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Prime (Widescreen Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Prime-Time Players
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ben Younger and Producer Jennifer Todd

  • Editorial Reviews

    When Rafi (Uma Thurman), a 37-year-old single woman, meets David (Bryan Greenberg), a 23-year-old painter, it's love at first sight. But that love gets complicated fast when Rafi discovers that David is also the son of her therapist (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep)! Professional help is about to get very personal in this entertaining and irresistibly charming hit that critics are calling "a funny and very sexy comedy" (Jess Cagle, WCBS/People Magazine).

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly beautiful --- December 28, 2006
    Format:DVD
    I've seen this several times now (I actually lived this story -- a 30-ish woman who dated and fell in love with a 20-ish man) - the truth is very accurately portrayed here. Anyone can love (and be loved by) anyone. Love does what it does. I know that sometimes you just don't have a choice of you you love. The movie shows this relationship (just like any other relationship) having it challenges, as well as blissfully happy times. What I love about the movie is that it shows that the 30-ish woman just had a bit more wisdom, lived a bit longer, and accomplished somewhat more than her younger lover -- BUT that none of this mattered, because the younger man actually gave her love, which she returned. In the end, because of their differences, she used her wisdom and experience to do what was best for her lover. It ended a little sadly, but with love and beauty. Yes, this sounds slightly sappy. But, for those who've experienced the real thing -- I bet you can relate. Speaking for myself, my relationship ended painfully, but I don't regret it...because the love I lived in was real.
    Comment | 
    Was this review helpful to you?
    35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    Format:DVD
    A comedy of errors and age differences, "Prime" (referring to a man and woman's sexual prime which are at different ages) is a clever film that didn't play well in theaters. Perhaps it got lost in the glut of holiday event movies or the lack of buzz because that's too bad. While it isn't a great romantic comedy it has charm and a great comedic performance from Meryl Streep as well as appealing performances (and chemistry)from Uma Thurman and Bryan Greenberg.

    Rafi (Uma Thurman)is mired in a messy divorce that's taken all of the joy out of her life. Until she meets David (Bryan Greenberg)a man 14 years her junior living with his grandparents. Her therapist Lisa Metzger (Meryl Streep)is pleased for her until she realizes that the stories that Rafi's been relating about her new love is about her son. While the film does occasionally steer into sitcom territory the appealing cast and performances keep the film on course most of the time.

    "Prime" looks very nice in this widescreen transfer. For those who hated widescreen there's also a separate full screen release available as well. The special features are quite limited and could be better. While we get a decent commentary track from the director and producer, I'd rather hear the cast talk about their characters and in particular hear about the experience of Thurman and Greenberg working together in this romantic comedy with Streep. We get a standard "making of" featurette where the director discusses his inspiration (one of those hit-by-lightning moments when he wondered what it would be like if the girl he was dating was seeing his mother a therapist and neither one knew about the other).
    Read more ›
    Comment | 
    Was this review helpful to you?
    26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love is Not Just a Four-Letter Word October 28, 2005
    This is one of those one-of-a-kind comedies. It's sexy, hilarious, bittersweet and realistic. Superb performances by Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg add so much credibility to the plot and the sweetness of the story.

    When 23-year-old David (Bryan Greenberg) who comes from a traditional Jewish family falls in love with 37-year-old Rafi (Uma Thurman), a sexy divorcee that believes in Christ, hell and heaven break lose. David's mother (Meryl Streep) is Rafi's therapist who helps her through her divorce and her relationship with this new flame, this young buck for whom she's head over heels. David's mom soon realizes that the man her patient is in love with is her own son. Confused with hilarity (Meryl Streep is fantastic playing a Jewish mama), she tries to be fair to both her patient and her son.

    This is a film for everyone that's ever been in love. It's sweet, heartwarming and love affirming. Go see it.
    Comment | 
    Was this review helpful to you?
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Quality movie, limited DVD January 6, 2006
    Format:DVD
    (originally published at Sound the Sirens Magazine)

    If age was nothing more than a number, the characters in this Ben Younger directed flick would meander through this picture with very little to do. While entrenched in the typical romantic comedy type vehicle, Prime actually delves a little deeper than your standard studio fare. Keen on expressing character struggle and complicated relationship dilemmas, it is a juggling lesson between trying to be deep while still basic enough to cater to larger audiences.

    Rafi (Thurman) is a 37-year-old recent divorcee who finds comfort in the much younger (14 years younger) David, an eager but naïve recipient of Rafi's desire for love. Having to deal with the generational gap is cause for concern, and coincidentally, Rafi's psychiatrist happens to be David's mom (played with sparkling flair by Streep). Cue uncomfortable conversations regarding David's anatomy and in-bed bravado and you have a talk no mom wants to be involved in. Herein lies the film's most interesting conflict- Streep is brilliant as she stumbles and fumbles through her son's apparent lack of concern for religious stability and love for Rafi as she tries to balance her role as psychiatrist and mother.

    The relationship between the three is fun, emotional, humorous and by far, provides the audience with Prime's most interesting moments. It's these exchanges and coming to terms with the situation that gives Prime a certain "indie flick" feel to it- a bold step in trying to scrape deeper than the usual surface material found in more conventional romantic/comedic affairs. Whether it is Rafi and David dealing with their age gap ("if you like sex, no Nintendo!
    Read more ›
    Comment | 
    Was this review helpful to you?
    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good Movie
    Published 1 month ago by Bobbi L Muije
    3.0 out of 5 stars although the doorman/guard at our heroine's apartment building was one...
    This one is not quite so humorous as intended. In spite of my doubts, the story kept me watching until the end. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Caroline Z
    2.0 out of 5 stars Help
    I didn't order this. When I was investigating Prime, I apparently hit this button in error. How can I change the movie that I want to watch?
    Published 2 months ago by John Meskill
    5.0 out of 5 stars Yes
    I loved this movie. Of course, if Meryl Streep is in a movie, you know it is going to be entertaining. And this one was a really cute love story. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Suzanne Schumacher
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
    This is a great romantic comedy! Meryl Streep is so on target playing the mother of her younger son who's fallen in love with an older woman.
    Published 3 months ago by M. Hamilton
    4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Watching For All Meryl Streep Fans
    It is not the best storyline Meryl as acted in but it is still an interesting movie. I would like to have seen more Meryl and less of the other actors. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by C. A. Neal
    5.0 out of 5 stars Streep's uncanny performance overshadows the entire move
    If you purchased this movie and watched only one scene, the one where Meryl Streep has to listen to Uma Thurman's painfully explicit description of her sexual dalliance with her... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Lori F.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great cast , love this movie!!
    Love this movie ! Such a great cast of actors and the story was just original and real! I can watch this over and over !
    Published 6 months ago by bridget jackson
    3.0 out of 5 stars Very Smart
    Very smart with good acting and the message that while an age difference may not be an obstacle to love there are other considerations.
    Published 10 months ago by joeg
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cougar in a good way....
    I brought this movie simply because I love it!!! It's one of my favorites and I'm just glad to finally have it on dvd
    Published 11 months ago by A22
    Search Customer Reviews
    Search these reviews only

    Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


    Forums

    Have something you'd like to share about this product?
    Start a new discussion
    Topic:
    First post:
    Prompts for sign-in
     


    Search Customer Discussions
    Search all Amazon discussions


    Look for Similar Items by Category