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  • Actors: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, Winona Ryder, Ryan McDonald
  • Directors: Rebecca Miller
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Screen Media
  • DVD Release Date: March 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002YMWQ9U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,028 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Synopsis: After nearly two decades under the wing of an aging, avuncular husband (Alan Arkin), dutiful mother and housewife Pippa Lee (Robin Wright Penn) undergoes a midlife breakthrough. Unearthing the sexually curious wild child of teens (as portrayed by Blake Lively), middle age Pippa sparks a relationship with a divorcee loner (Keanu Reeves). The Private Lives of Pippa Lee features Wright Penn in a revelatory performance as a resilient woman, refusing to let life pass her by.
Written by award-winning screenwriter and director Rebecca Miller, daughter of renowned playwright Arthur Miller.
Critics are saying it is Robin Wright Penn s tour de force performance and award buzz has already begun! the difference between growing old and growing up.
Produced by Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt s Production Company!

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Written and directed by Rebecca Miller (The Ballad of Jack and Rose), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a film that, like Thelma and Louise and those that have followed in its footsteps, seems best suited for women who yearn for a little adventure. The female characters in this film are better developed than the male, which on one hand makes one more sympathetic to Pippa and her plight, but on the other hand makes it difficult to imagine any man watching the movie with interest. The story focuses on Pippa Lee (Robin Wright Penn), a middle-aged woman married to an older man, publisher Herb Lee (Alan Arkin), with whom she feels bored and disconnected. Flashing back through time, scenes depict Pippa as a young girl (played by Madeline McNulty), then as a rambunctious, drug-addled twenty-something (played by Blake Lively). Some scenes, set in the 1960s and 1970s, feature Suky Sarkissian (Maria Bello), Pippa's hyper, dysfunctional mother, acting out her suburban housewife malaise to imply that boredom among married women is a contagious curse. Before Pippa Sarkissian gives her hand in marriage to the chauvinistic Lee, a few fun, original scenes do occur that spice up this generally tepid film. As Pippa leaves her childhood home, she encounters the most dynamic characters in the film, her Aunt Trish (Robin Weigart) and Trish's girlfriend, Kat (Julianne Moore), who teach her what it means to relish sexual freedom. However, Pippa grows into an uptight and unhappy woman who is only slightly rescued by her neighbor's son, Chris (Keanu Reeves). Since the film portrays a woman who is rather dull, it unfortunately suffers from a lack of passion as well. Still, the moments in which Pippa's surviving family does succeed and thrive may remind the viewer of that old phrase carpe diem. --Trinie Dalton

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Most of the casting of characters was very good/appropriate.
Susan B. Barbour
The director managed to highlight the quirks of human nature with gentle humour rather than malice, and this added to the general "feel good" atmosphere of the movie.
Judy Croome
She's an amazing actress in the league with Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Carlos E. Velasquez on March 1, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
In a male-dominated industry like Hollywood, it is refreshing once in a while to watch a movie in which the main character is a woman (Robin Wright). It is additionally rewarding - a bonus, if you will -- if the director is also a woman (Rebecca Miller, who wrote the story). The result, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," is satisfying and remarkable. This film touches you and stays with you.

The story is about Pippa Sarkissian (Wright) - who would later become Pippa Lee --, an attractive woman with a troubled past, reaching middle age, who is trying to get her life together. Her mother Suky (the always dependable Maria Bello) was moody and addicted to antidepressants, and was repulsed by Pippa when she was born, because she was hairy. However, this situation improved throughout the years, and Suky got very attached to Pippa. Unfortunately, her mother's problems persisted, and Pippa eventually had to leave home. After some time living carelessly by herself, she finds Herb Lee (Alan Arkin), a man thirty years her senior, who happens to be a successful publisher. They get married and life appears to be good for everyone. That is, until Pippa's past begins haunting her -- a situation that is worsened by her current problems.

This is a real life drama, spiked with humor, especially provided by Wynona Ryder, in a surprising supporting role. It examines a woman's life that "keeps swinging back and forth from generation to generation, getting it wrong." Robin Wright shines as Pippa Lee, and Arkin as her husband. The magnificent cast also includes Blake Lively (as Pippa in her younger years) Monica Bellucci, Julianne Moore, Shirley Knight, and Keanu Reeves. The Blu-ray edition includes commentaries by Wright and Miller, and interviews with Wright, Arkin, and Lively. (USA, 2009, color, 98 min plus additional materials)

Reviewed by Eric Gonzales exclusively for [...] on March 1, 2010.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 3, 2010
Format: DVD
My husband picked up this DVD on a whim, thinking I might like it, and he was right! "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" is a thoughtful, leisurely-paced drama about a woman who though anchored in a stable relationship in the present, is haunted by her turbulent past. Robin Wright Penn plays Pippa Lee, a sort of prim and proper wife to an aging yet indomitable older man, Herb (Alan Arkin). The couple have recently moved to a retirement community, though Herb, who has already suffered previous heart attacks, refuses to buckle down and lead a quiet life. Pippa who is 30 years younger than Herb, tries her utmost to take care of her husband, despite his protestations and suffers from exhaustion, finding herself spacing out, binge eating in the middle of the night (but having no recollections of it later), and finds herself experiencing flashback moments of her younger days.

The movie flows well between the past and the present. We see baby Pippa being initially shunned by her mother Suky (Maria Bello) for being overly hairy as an infant, and how this relationship changes over time. As Pippa grows (the teenage Pippa is played by Gossip Girl's Blake Lively), a close relationship forms between Suky and her daughter, but Suky's own deteriorating mental health and over-dependence on anti-depressants causes a friction in their relationship. Pippa runs away, meeting interesting characters along the way - photographer (Julianne Moore), successful publisher Herb (Arkin),co-dependent friend (Winona Ryder in a great supporting role), and a store clerk (Keanu Reeves). Having settled down to a sedate married life, Pippa ponders her life's purpose, and some startling revelations throw her scheduled life off-balance.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Steve Kuehl VINE VOICE on February 28, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Screen Media hardly ever puts any money into their BDs (as is the case here again) but Rebecca Miller put together a good story told in a less than simple way.

The story follows the life (if told lineally) of a woman from birth to her rebirth as an older woman (Robin Wright). Along this journey we jump back and forth in her time line as we see the different lives she has led. Mario Bello competently played her drug addled mother, Alan Arkin her much older husband, with some interesting short roles from Monica Belucci and Winona Ryder. The criticism I have read regarding confusion and casting choices to play the same person I can see having some validity, but I enjoyed the challenge of figuring things out while watching this. Keanu is once again picked to play a non-emotional role and he does it fine. The Blu quality is standard at times, above average in others. The vehicle motion scenes are difficult to figure out though, as they chose to film with the windows rolled up in each scene so the resulting reflections are always blurring the scenes - really the only shortcoming of the Blu quality. The DTS gets used infrequently and the special feature of interviews from a screening lasts only a few minutes and is forgettable. The commentary was adequate but as admitted by Wright - a little awkward to do at times.

You would be getting this for the performances alone, but I do not think there would be any significant disappointment in the BD either. No region coding listed, English and Spanish subs only.
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