The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Reviews

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September 7, 2011
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.
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
The results are honorable but not terribly interesting.
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 1, 2009
If anything the film suffers, appropriately if unfortunately enough, from being too eager to please.
November 30, 2009
I was interested in the characters and situations, but I was not absorbed.
November 30, 2009
The only person left surprised as the credits roll and Lee rides off into the sunset with the man of her dreams is Lee herself. The rest of us could've left halfway through and told you that's exactly how the film would end.
November 29, 2009
Unfocused, emotionally hollow and just mildly engaging despite exquisite cinematography and radiant performances by Robin Wright Penn, Blake Lively and Maria Bello.
November 29, 2009
Pippa's crisis of guilt -- about troubled lives she couldn't fix and parts of her personality she rashly abandoned -- is ultimately swamped by Miller's own sketchy grasp of what's funny or heartbreaking or illuminating about her characters.
November 29, 2009
Takes the woman's perspective to both mock and sympathize with the old-fashioned notion of The Great Man's Wife, but with a woefully underused ensemble.
November 25, 2009
In this densely populated ensemble piece, Reeves stands out as the only actor whose damaged character evokes sympathy and avoids cliché.
November 25, 2009
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.
November 24, 2009
For a movie about the unpredictability of life, Pippa Lee plays it awfully safe.
November 22, 2009
"The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" doesn't know whether it's a drama, a comedy, or a random slice-of-life expose. Neither will you.
November 22, 2009
Pippa Lee is conceived as a portrait of a woman's long-delayed emotional blossoming, but its dopey, privileged-set fantasy winds up as obvious as crawling through Keanu's open window.
July 10, 2009
It's disappointing that a film that starts out explicitly stating its intentions to unpick an enigma ends up continually re-presenting us with a beautiful cipher.
July 10, 2009
A hugely overegged pudding of a film. It's an indulgent, complacent family comedy-drama.
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