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Monday, December 7, 2009

[6.00/10] The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

The Private Lives of
Pippa Lee

Short review: Written and directed by Rebecca Miller from her own book, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" is a decent, multi-layered life story of a woman trying to survive her checkered past. What is truly remarkable about this movie are the performances. Robin Wright Penn gives a stunning portrayal of a woman who seems to say more with a smile than with her words. She is a pleasure to watch, and really breathes air into what could have been a lifeless character. Alan Arkin is great as usual, and the blunt dialogue of his character suits him well. Winona Ryder and Julianne Moore also make their minor characters stand out with quirky delightfulness. Even Keanu Reeves is adequate in his role. "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" is far from great, but it's watchable, occasionally funny, unpretentious and it's very well-acted.

  • My Rating: 6.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 69% (6.1/10)
  • IMDb: 6.7/10

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