The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Synopsis
A woman inches toward a nervous breakdown after she and her husband move to a retirement community.
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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...
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This is way more than it seems and manages to surprise and enchant throughout.
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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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Great movie making is BACK!!!

By Calylily
I’m LIKE YOU . . . looking around on this long weekend to see a really great movie . . . Have you ever wondered about what happens to a young, young girl who marries an old man and stays married to...

The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee

By Clo16
Written and directed by Rebecca Miller, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a film that chronicles the fictional life of a woman named Pippa who has a neurotic amphetamine-addicted mother with an...

One of the best book-to-movie adaptations

By juli_fan
I went in hesitant as I lobe the book, but this movie proves how to make a movie not kill the book - let the author write the screenplay and direct the movie. Are there differences? Sure, but...

Great performances in above average comedy drama

By turk196
Interesting movie. I liked it, my wife loved it. Robin Wright Penn gives one of her best perfoirmances in this movie about childhood, marriage and the suburbs. A little slow-paced at times, but...

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Private LIves of Pippa Lee

By chriskemper
Academy Award time for Robin Wright Penn. Engaging story line. Good acting all the way around....

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The only redeeming part of this movie was that it was short....

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Rated R | For sexual content, brief nudity, some drug material and language
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