Pippa Lee feels dislocated when she and her husband Herb move from Manhattan to a retirement community. He's older than she, they have two children who are young adults, and the daughter hardly speaks to Pippa. Pippa tells us about her life, in long flashbacks, starting with her birth to a mom who was a social dynamo and addicted to pills. As a teen, Pippa moves out and lives a hippie life until meeting Herb, who was then married to a young siren. Pippa discloses tragedies and discoveries. In the present, she's sleepwalking at night and talking from time to time with a burned-out case, the 35-year-old son of a neighbor. Can Pippa connect? Written by
This film is about the disintegration of the life of Pippa Lee, a suburban housewife with a shady past.
"The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" has a very strong cast, and their acting talents are put into full use. However, the story does not seem to go anywhere. I do not find a reason why I should care or feel for Pippa Lee. Bad things happened to her when she was teenage, and bad things happen to her now. But so what? The film gives us no compelling reason why we should care about her life story, which could have been anyone's life story.
I find "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" boring and not engaging. I am disappointed, especially because of the strong cast.
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