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  • Summary: A witty romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of two mismatched lovers: a 37-year-old photography producer (Thurman) reeling from a recent divorce and a 23-year-old painter (Greenberg) recently out of college. (Universal Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. A prime example of a solid romantic comedy.
  2. 75
    Prime may have its unlikely moments, but overall its heart is winningly untraditional and in exactly the right place.
  3. Despite the snappy brilliance of the setup, Prime doesn't entirely deliver on its promise -- something about the way it ends feels like a cop-out, and the opportunities for humor aren't exploited quite as well as they could be.
  4. All of this makes the movie pleasant, but not very memorable - a pale mirror image of "Shopgirl," which touches on some similar themes.
  5. I found nothing likable or funny about either of these characters, who both deserve a pie in the face. (One of them even gets it.)
  6. Prime seems aimed at prime-time television, with endless iterations on the same theme of "frustrated relationship" that will finally get resolved during sweeps week in the season before cancellation. Call it: My Mama, the Shrink.
  7. It has the low-budget look and feel of an indie dating comedy -- and not a very good one at that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34