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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
6.5 out of 10

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

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Overall 5
5.0

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

High-Def Digest
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: The strengths of 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee' (and there are many - a superb cast with outstanding performances, a compelling lead character, genuine wit and insight into the human condition) sometimes wobble on a foundation of iffy direction from writer-director Rebecca Miller.
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Overall 4
4.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 4
4.0

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Review

DoBlu
1 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Here is a small, unknown fact about Private Lives of Pippa Lee : It is a physical impossibility to have enough liquid in your tear ducts to get through this movie in one sitting.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Cinema Blend
27 November 2009
  • Excerpt: In one scene, someone calls Pippa Lee an enigma. She replies by saying, “To be perfectly honest, I've had enough of being an enigma. I want to be known." Well Pippa, don’t get ahead of yourself because it’s the enigmatic elements that make The Private Lives of Pippa Lee curiously ingenious.
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Overall 5
4.5

The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee

AV Club
24 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Rebecca Lee Miller’s melodrama The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee —which she based on her own novel—is told from the perspective of the title character, a former free spirit who suffers a spell of sleepwalking and uses the incidents as impetus to look back at why she settled down in the first place.
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Overall 6
6.0

In Theaters: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

movieline
24 November 2009
  • Excerpt: As the adult Pippa Lee, the comely, gracious, unfailingly appropriate wife of a newly retired New York publisher, Robin Wright speaks in a small, high voice that suggests a kind of atrophy.
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Review: ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee’

Variety
9 February 2009
  • Summary: Cardboard characters and severe problems of tone fatally flaw this awkward relationship drama.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
22 January 2011
  • Excerpt: "Pippa Lee" presents us with the familiar premise of a middle-aged life unravelling in the suburbs, re-worked by a smart and assertive script. This engaging and insightful film centres on the theme of identity as a result of circumstance, with a raw and at times disarming honesty.
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