The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Reviews

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August 5, 2019
There is an episodic quality to the film that doesn't quite work, but Robin Wright Penn's strong central performance and Miller's capable screenplay deftly navigate the familiar trajectory of the story.
September 7, 2011
April 4, 2011
August 12, 2010
A feel-good film, both disconcerting and rewarding on all fronts.
July 4, 2010
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.
February 26, 2010
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.
February 5, 2010
... for once in a [Rebecca] Miller film, the chuckles are generally intentional ...
January 22, 2010
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...
January 15, 2010
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.
December 25, 2009
Robin Wright Penn gives an award-caliber performance in the title role of a woman trying to find her place in the scheme of things after moving with her older husband to a retirement village in suburban Connecticut.
December 15, 2009
All the midnight bulimic binges, suicide attempts, sleepwalking, marital chicanery, and little pills don't mean a thing compared to the thrill of being a middle-aged woman sneaking through the bedroom window like a teenager in heat.
December 12, 2009
Just as The Twilight Saga: New Moon taps into to the sexual yearnings and psychic disturbances of pubescent girls, so does The Private Lives of Pippa Lee for the perimenopausal crowd.
December 12, 2009
The movie holds your interest with a series of loosely connected episodes, but leaves you in a frozen and distant state.
December 11, 2009
Provides a nice role for Robin Wright Penn, but it's a film in search of a tone.
December 11, 2009
Perhaps "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" might have been a stronger film had it focused on a single private life instead of a cornucopia of them.
December 11, 2009
The results are honorable but not terribly interesting.
December 4, 2009
Penn is the best thing about the movie.
December 4, 2009
Awkward in ways both intended and not.
December 4, 2009
By turns antic, frantic, and dull, Pippa Lee is unconvincing -- emotionally, dramatically, filmically.
December 4, 2009
Miller has created a witty satire about society and relationships that is both funny and heartbreaking, delivered by a first-rate cast.
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