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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Release Date: November 27th, 2009

R|1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Pippa Lee (Robin Wright Penn) is a middle-aged woman married to a much older man named Herb (Alan Arkin), a celebrated publisher. After she and Herb move to a retirement community, Pippa's troubled past bubbles to the surface. Though a neighbor's son (Keanu Reeves) acts as her confidante, Pippa slowly inches toward a nervous breakdown.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Screen Media Ventures

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • Unfortunately, writer-director Rebecca Miller's script tries so hard to be nervous and edgy that it ultimately succeeds only in making its viewers nervous and edgy. show more

  • Miller never really fleshes out all of these colorful characters in her emotionally facile script, leaving the heavy lifting to the actors. Fortunately for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Wright is more than up to the challenge. show more

  • Wright gives the title character a complexity and emotional shading often missing in this kind of ensemble comedy/drama. Pippa has the feel of a heroine in literature, rather than on the big screen. show more

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