Prime has a great set-up for farce. A 37 year-old divorcee begins a new romance with a much younger man. The only person she can confide in is her therapist, the woman who is always telling her to move on with her life and try new things. The trouble is the younger man is the therapist’s son. Could be either very funny or quite tragic, but falls somewhere in between.
Uma Thurman brings her usual “umessence” to the role of the divorced woman, but like Meryl Streep she isn’t a naturally gifted comedic actress and several scenes here fall flat as a result. Sandra Bullock was originally cast in Uma’s role and I think it would have been a much different movie with Bullock’s lighter touch in the lead.