It almost works. We almost care about her. A whopper of a plot twist late in the game explains Pippa's transformation as some kind of self-flagellatory penance, but by that point it feels like an afterthought. 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
These actors know how to liven up a room, yet here they're forced to perform in Miller's Theater for the Overwritten. show more
March 23, 2010 Martha/Kathleen
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is the story of how Pippa Lee went from a runaway wild child in her youth to a serene, devoted wife and mother with a seemingly perfect life as an adult; everything seems to be going perfect for Pippa until her neighbors son, Chris who is played by Keanu Reeves comes into her life and she finds out about her husbands and best friends cheating ways; The film is beautifully filmed, has an ok story line and is well acted by all involved, especially Robin Wright Penn and Keanu Reeves, the main problem with the film is that it drags when going back to Pippaâs past life. The film would have been much more interesting if it had spent more time focusing on the budding romance between the Keanu Reeves and Robin Wright Pennâs characters and left the past in the
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