Movie Review: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Last night I watched The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, starring Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin & Keanu Reeves. Co-starring Winona Ryder, Julianne Moore, Blake Lively & Maria Bello. Robin Wright Penn plays Pippa Lee, a young, somewhat trophy wife, to Herb Lee (Alan Arkin). The movie begins with Herb & Pippa having just left NYC for a retirement village in Connecticut.

In the opening scene, a toast is given where a longtime friend of Pippa's says he's known her for 25 years, yet knows nothing about her. Starting here, & then throughout the rest of the movie, Pippa reflects back on her life, telling us her story. Young Pippa is played by Blake Lively, who I have a newfound respect for.

I've always had a soft spot for smaller, independent films & this is definitely that. I really liked this movie. The storyline is good, plus Robin Wright Penn. She just doesn't make a bad movie. Also, it's only an hour & 1/2 long, so it's not a big time commitment. Highly recommend this movie.

Pepper Steak

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