MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +1

Content: -3

Prim is a comedy about sex and little else. Fresh from a splintered nine-year marriage, 37-year-old Rafi (Uma Thurman) confides in her therapist, Lisa Metzger (Meryl Streep), about her new 23-year-old lover, David (Bryan Greenberg), who turns out to be Lisas son. David is living with his grandparents until he can support himself with his paintings. Without saying anything to Rafi or her son, Lisa hears more than she ever wanted to about Davids sex life. David has no intention of introducing Rafi to his parents and grandparents, knowing she would never be accepted by his traditional Jewish family. Eventually Lisa cant bear to hear any more sordid details from Rafi and tells her that she is Davids mother. The interaction of sophisticated Rafi with Davids sophomoric pals and his attempt to fit in with her wealthy, worldly friends creates some laughs but is mostly uncomfortable and unbelievable for viewers.

Most unbelievable is the plot about a reputable therapist continuing a doctorpatient relationship once she knows who her patients lover is. Clinical terms describing both male and female sexual anatomy and functions hardly make this romantic comedy a suitable date movie. A few bedroom scenes include brief side female nudity and graphic motions. The feelings between David and Rafi are intense in a physical way only. He moves in with her when he loses his job, proving himself to be a slob. Rafis friends are snobbish homosexuals who spend their weekends at the exclusive Hamptons on the coast. The title Prime doesnt refer to high quality as in prime rib or prime time but to the peak of male and females sexuality. The MPAA rating for Prime is being debated. Certainly the explicit sexual descriptions, strong profanity and obscenities warrant an R rating, but current ads are calling it PG-13.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Few (4) times mild (hell 4)

Obscene Language: Many (13) times moderate (p-ss 1, scr-w 1); strong (f-word 2, s-word 9)

Profanity: Many (10) times moderate (MG 2, G 1); strong (GD 3, J 2, JC 1, C-sake 1)

Violence: Few times moderate (flashback of elderly woman hitting boy with frying pan)

Sex: Few times moderate (graphic motions of unmarried couple in bed); strong (brief side breast nudity, graphic motions of couple in bed)

Nudity: Few times mild (near nudity, womans revealing low-cut blouse; moderate (sex scene with side breast nudity)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times strong (frank descriptions of couples sex life, explicit references to sex organs and arousal)

Drugs: Few times mild (social drinking)

Other: Mother must deal with conflicted feelings about her grown son; couple mistakes lust for love

Running Time: 120 minutes
Intended Audience: Age Group

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