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Dating your therapist’s son

Tuesday Nov 8, 2005

We went to see the movie Prime. The story about a woman who is dating her therapist’s son seemed entertaining from the trailers we’d seen. The trailers didn’t do the movie justice. This is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time. The humor is quite dry. If you’re looking for Stripes or Animal House, this isn’t them.

I haven’t liked anything Uma Thurman has done in a long time. I really liked her performance in this film. She really has gotten in touch with her vulnerable side. Maybe her divorce from Ethan Hawke had something to do with that.

Meryl Streep stole the show! She was cast perfectly as the therapist who wants her son to marry a nice Jewish girl and is then horrified to find out that not only is he dating a Gentile; but it’s one of her patients. She plays it straight and the performance is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time.

Some people tell me they don’t like Meryl Streep in previous movies. I actually think they don’t like the character she is playing. She thoroughly becomes the character. If you don’t like the person you’re seeing on the screen; it’s the character you don’t like, not her.

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