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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Robin Wright Penn
Keanu Reeves
Julianne Moore
Winona Ryder.
Directors
Rebecca Miller.
Screenwriters
Rebecca Miller.
Running Time
98 minutes

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The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee
Robin Wright Penn delights in this rewarding quirky drama.


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Plot
The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.


Review
The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee
Rebecca Miller’s third film after Personal Velocity and The Ballad Of Jack And Rose sees her fulfil her early promise, finally hitting her stride in her most mature, cohesive and satisfying work to date.

A luminous Robin Wright Penn plays Pippa, an ex-wild child with a much older husband (Alan Arkin, typically excellent), living in a sheltered accommodation community but increasingly drawn to her neighbour’s taciturn, 35 year-old son, played by a beguiling Keanu Reeves. Miller, who also scripted, takes a familiar premise but gives it life and originality, repeatedly thwarting expectations with quirky diversions and smart twists.


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Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, The
Released: 02 November 2009
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Verdict
This is way more than it seems and manages to surprise and enchant throughout.


Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth

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Oooooookay……. I have a rant of my own. Was looking forward to this movie for about a year, finally saw it last night and although I loved the movie (RWP best movie by a mile if you ask me) it was RUINED by two OAPs talking and ‘whispering’ (and I use that term lightly) about three rows behind. You can imagine my glee at having only 12 other people in the cinema when the lights dimmed. Now I don’t mind people talking over the adverts for Vodafone or Volvic or whatever but Im of the (seemingly lo... More

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Empire need to get their act together! Wolverine gets one of the longest reviews i have seen in a long time whilst being shite and four and five star movies get a mere mention?? WTF?????? i guess that’s why you have the star rating system as you feel your readers must be getting into the twitter generation and don’t want to tire themselves with long laborious reviews and just check the stars for good/bad movies. Trust me the typical wolverine viewer wont even read the review where... More

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