The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

From all outward appearances, Pippa Lee leads a charmed existence. She is the devoted wife of an accomplished publisher 30 years her senior, the proud mother of two grown children, and a trusted friend and confidant to all who cross her… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 2, 2010
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68%
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Reverential and offbeat, the road trip film Private lives of Pippa Lee takes emotional detours and is elevated by great performances, particularly that of Robin Wright-Penn.

Ian Buckwalter
NPR

As a woman under the influence of everyone but herself, Pippa often feels lost when she's on her own - a blank slate with no one holding a chalk - Robin Wright Penn allows us to get to know a character who still doesn't really know herself.

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

A superb performance by Robin Wright Penn illuminates Rebecca Miller's intelligent and revealing look at the inner wild child beneath a 50-ish Connecticut matron.

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Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com

A feel-good film, both disconcerting and rewarding on all fronts.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

There's a deliberate quality to the storytelling that makes the movie drag in many scenes; and yet, numerous characters flit by that we don't have time to really meet.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Awkward in ways both intended and not.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... for once in a [Rebecca] Miller film, the chuckles are generally intentional ...

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The movie has the busy-aimless feeling of a cocktail party rather than a rigorously constructed drama. Interesting people drift through, anecdotes are shared, attention shifts here and there, and abruptly it's time to go.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

By turns antic, frantic, and dull, Pippa Lee is unconvincing -- emotionally, dramatically, filmically.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Penn is such an intelligent performer that it's easy for us to believe everyone else in the film sees a different side -- a different life -- of the enigmatic Pippa Lee -- and that there are still many other sides to this fascinating character...

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Very good movie which, I have to admit, I sat there bored through for the first 40 minutes. It was only when it got to the scene with the first wife that I… More
Manu Gino
It was kinda good not a great movie but made it worth the while. What most interested me was how it was gonna end been such a unknown movie for me. Acting was… More
Dean McKenna
<i>The Private Lives of Pippa Lee</i> works as an involving high-end soap, the strong performances, writing and fractured chronology easing us past… More
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ROBIN WRIGHT PENN, ALAN ARKIN, BLAKE LIVELY, MARIA BELLO, KEANU REEVES, WINONA RYDER, JULIANNE MOORE, MIKE BINDER At fifty, Pippa Lee positively glows with… More
Leigh Ryan
Loved the process... very interesting storyline and great acting from everyone.
Jennifer Xu
Ok, so this movie...it's way too nervy and unsettling for me. It's a neurotic without a reasoning behind it, and while some moments are pretty funny,… More