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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Awkward in ways both intended and not, the fourth feature from author and director Rebecca Miller is an attempt at a comic change of pace for the usually earnest Miller. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    This is way more than it seems and manages to surprise and enchant throughout. show more

  • 40
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Adult children and friends watch nervously as Pippa reclaims a measure of spunk; too bad it all feels like one of those pharmaceutical ads for longer, healthier lifestyles. show more

  • 83
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    Flashes of dark humor and steady, grounded performances make it a welcome return for Miller, making her first film since 2005's "The Ballad of Jack and Rose." show more

  • 50
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The mix is Lifetime soap–meets–Woody Allen smart-set comedy, with less humor and a genteel Connecticut setting. 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 Pippa’s 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 Penn’s characters and left the past in the

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