83

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
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."
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80

Empire

This is way more than it seems and manages to surprise and enchant throughout.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
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.
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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.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The mix is Lifetime soap–meets–Woody Allen smart-set comedy, with less humor and a genteel Connecticut setting.
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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.
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40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
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.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
These actors know how to liven up a room, yet here they're forced to perform in Miller's Theater for the Overwritten.
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49 out of 100
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