The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
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.
Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, The
Released: 02 November 2009
This is way more than it seems and manages to surprise and enchant throughout.
Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth