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Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman and Bryan Greenberg

Rated: PG-13
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: October 28, 2005 Released by: Universal Studios, Inc.

Although Meryl Streep is considered one of our greatest American actresses, Uma Thurman keeps up with her at every turn in this romantic comedy.

Thurman plays 37 year old Rafi Gardet. Recently divorced she falls for 23 year old David Bloomberg (Bryan Greenberg).

The age difference isn't the couple's only problem. Rafi's therapist, Lisa Metzger (Streep) is David's mother, but neither woman is aware of the complication. This fact of course, sets up a lot of uncomfortable and funny moments during their sessions together.

You can just imagine the embarrassing situations that come up when Rafi pours her heart out to Metzger about personal sexual and family matters. Streep's Jewish-mother impersonation kicks in and she punctuates almost every sentence with grimaces and eye-rolls.

It isn't that unusual anymore to see an older woman with a younger man, but when the cultural differences are added in and the therapist/lover relationship exists, there are some silly, yet charming moments and fun.

Streep and Thurman are in top form in this smart romantic comedy.

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