Prime parents guide


Overall C-

Meryl Streep plays a psychoanalyst who happily encourages her 37 year-old client (Uma Thurman) to indulge in a sexual fling with a 23-year-old man-- until the good doctor discovers it is her own son (Bryan Greenberg) who is the older woman's boyfriend.

Release date October 27, 2005

Violence B
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C+

Why is Prime rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Prime PG-13 (on appeal) for sexual content including dialogue, and for language.

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Prime rated PG-13? Prime is rated PG-13 by the MPAA (on appeal) for sexual content including dialogue, and for language.

The fact that Prime achieved a PG-13 rating on appeal for sexual content should give parents a heads up about the amount of subject matter in this film. Detailed sexual dialogue, including the use of medical terms for body parts, is frequent, as are scenes and sounds of sexual passion. Most alcohol use takes place in the home or a bar setting, with one character portrayed as totally drunk. Language concerns include repeated profanities, terms of Deity and one extreme term.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language; Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Prime is directed by and stars Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Prime movie is March 6, 2006. Here are some details…

Release Date: 7 March 2006
Universal Studios releases Prime onto DVD with the following bonus extras: commentary by director Ben Younger and Producer Jennifer Todd, deleted scenes, outtakes and the featurette Prime-Time Players. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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Meryl Streep’s achievements in a variety of roles have earned her 13 Academy Award nominations and two Oscars. In Music of the Heart, she plays a teacher who gives violin lessons to inner city children. She transforms herself into an exceptionally paranoid aunt in Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events.