Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Movie Trivia News Showtimes

      The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

      2009, Comedy/Drama, 1h 33m

      75 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

      What to know

      Critics Consensus

      Reverential and offbeat, the road trip film Private lives of Pippa Lee takes emotional detours and is elevated by great performances, particularly that of Robin Wright-Penn. Read critic reviews

      You might also like

      See More
      Snow Angels
      Life During Wartime
      The Merry Gentleman
      Incendiary
      The Burning Plain

      Where to watch The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

      Rent/buy Rent/buy Rent/buy

      Rent The Private Lives of Pippa Lee on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, or buy it on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu.

      Rate And Review

      User image

      Verified

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Rate this movie

        Oof, that was Rotten.

        Meh, it passed the time.

        It’s good – I’d recommend it.

        Awesome!

        So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

        What did you think of the movie? (optional)



      • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Step 2 of 2

        How did you buy your ticket?

        Let's get your review verified.

        • Fandango

        • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

        • Cinemark Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Regal Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Theater box office or somewhere else

        You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Rate this movie

        Oof, that was Rotten.

        Meh, it passed the time.

        It’s good – I’d recommend it.

        Awesome!

        So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

        What did you think of the movie? (optional)

      • How did you buy your ticket?

        • Fandango

        • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

        • Cinemark Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Regal Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Theater box office or somewhere else

      The Private Lives of Pippa Lee  Photos

      The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

      Movie Info

      Pippa Lee (Robin Wright Penn) is a middle-aged woman married to a much older man named Herb (Alan Arkin), a celebrated publisher. After she and Herb move to a retirement community, Pippa's troubled past bubbles to the surface. Though a neighbor's son (Keanu Reeves) acts as her confidante, Pippa slowly inches toward a nervous breakdown.

      • Rating: R (Language|Brief Nudity|Sexual Content|Some Drug Material)

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Rebecca Miller

      • Producer: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Lemore Syvan

      • Writer: Rebecca Miller

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Screen Media Ventures

      • Production Co: Elevation Filmworks, E1 Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

      Cast & Crew

      News & Interviews for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

      Critic Reviews for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

      Audience Reviews for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

      • Jan 22, 2012

        Very good movie which, I have to admit, I sat there bored through for the first 40 minutes. It was only when it got to the scene with the first wife that I started to understand the events that had shaped this dull-on-the- surface married woman. Blake Lively is excellent as the younger Pippa, as is Robin Wright as the older one. I really wished I had paid more attention by the end, I think this one deserves a rewatch and is the kind of movie that will grow on you as you find yourself thinking of it the next day. Subtle, but beautifully done.

        Super Reviewer
      • Oct 10, 2010

        The performances are the only reason to check out this film. It needed a rewrite. It kind of reminded me of the film, The Hours. I didn't like the style of this film. The film is well casted and everyone delivers.

        Super Reviewer
      • Sep 23, 2010

        Loved the process... very interesting storyline and great acting from everyone.

        Super Reviewer
      • May 29, 2010

        I have to say I thought this would be quite an awful movie and I only decided to watch it as I am a Keanu Reeves fan. I had no idea either why this seemed to miss cinemas here in Thailand but I have to say that I was pleasantly suprised by this movie. I will not bore you with the plot but suffice to say that it was engaging from start to finish with good acting and a strong feeling that there is happiness out there for everyone. Highly recommended.

        Super Reviewer

      Movie & TV guides

      View All