October 28th, 2005



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A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.2/10 (20,675 voted)

Critic's Score: 58/100

Director: Ben Younger

Stars: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion.

Uma Thurman - Rafi Gardet
Meryl Streep - Lisa Metzger
Bryan Greenberg - David Bloomberg
Jon Abrahams - Morris
Adriana Biasi - Bay Ridge Blonde
David Younger - Brother #1
Palmer Brown - Brother #2
Zak Orth - Randall
Annie Parisse - Katherine
Aubrey Dollar - Michelle
Jerry Adler - Sam
Doris Belack - Blanche
Ato Essandoh - Damien
David Anzuelo - Bodega Counterman
Naomi Aborn - Dinah Bloomberg

Taglines: A therapeutic new comedy.


Official Website: Official site [Russia] | Universal [United States] |

Release Date: 28 October 2005

Filming Locations: Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Opening Weekend: $6,220,935 (USA) (30 October 2005) (1827 Screens)

Gross: $22,728,025 (USA) (11 December 2005)

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Did You Know?

Was originally rated R by the MPAA but re-rated PG-13 on appeal.

Factual errors: Giorgio Armani in the special thanks in the end credits is spelt Georgio.

[first lines]
Lisa Metzger: Oh, I'm sorry. It's so hot in here, and I can't figure this stupid thing!

User Review

Way Better Than It Has Any Right to Be

Rating: 9/10

A great, great movie, especially when one considers the stinkers that usually litter the romantic comedy landscape.

This movie was smart, funny and most importantly, REAL. The cheese is held to a minimum and characters do and say things that real people say. No monologues that sound like they were cribbed from 'Chicken Soup for the Soul', just real people reacting to each other and their circumstances.

Meryl Streep is great in this (and this is coming from a straight, twenty-something male) and Uma Thurman and Brian Greenberg have a real chemistry together. There are some real classic lines in this and it's a million times funnier and smarter than say, 'Monster in Law' or 'Just Like Heaven'.

As one who usually cringes my way through 9 out of 10 'chick flicks' this is the rare one out the ten that passes muster, and does so in a big way. I fear that this movie will be overshadowed by a bunch of other new releases when it comes out, but this one really deserves an audience.

Very underrated. One of the better films I've seen all year.


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