• The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Release Date: November 27th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 2nd, 2010

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.

Cast: Robin Wright, Keanu Reeves, Alan Arkin, Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder, Maria Bello, Monica Bellucci, Zoe Kazan

Director: Rebecca Miller

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Elevation Filmworks, Plan B Entertainment

Keywords: 2000s, Mother, Transformation, Marriage, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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
    Claudia PuigUSA 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

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew 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

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