The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

November 27th 2009
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • R,
  • 93 min,
  • Other
  • Cast: Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, Blake Lively, Maria Bello, Keanu Reeves, Monica Bellucci, Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder, Mike Binder, Zoe Kazan, Ryan McDonald, Cornelius West, Tim Guinee, Shirley Knight, J.R. Horne, Robin Weigert, Christin Sawyer Davis, Dan DeLuca, Adam Grupper, Sean-Michael Bowles, Audrey Lynn Weston, Teresa Yenque, Lola Pashalinski, Drew Beasley, Madeline McNulty, Beckett Melville, Adam Shonkwiler
  • Director: Rebecca Miller
  • Writer: Rebecca Miller
  • Producers: Brad Pitt, Lemore Syvan
  • Executive Producers: Jill Footlick, Warren T. Goz, Stewart McMichael
  • Casting: Cindy Tolan
  • Costume Design: Jennifer von Mayrhauser
  • D.O.P.: Declan Quinn
  • Editor: Sabine Hoffmann
  • Music: Michael Rohatyn
  • Production Design: Michael Shaw
  • Set Decoration: Cherish Magennis


From all outward appearances, Pippa Lee (Robin Wright Penn) leads a charmed existence. She is the devoted wife of an accomplished publisher (Alan Arkin) thirty years her senior, the proud mother of two grown children, and a trusted friend and confidant to all who cross her path. But as Pippa dutifully follows her husband to a new life in a staid Connecticut retirement community, her idyllic world and the persona she has built over the course of her marriage will be put to the ultimate test.

In truth, looks are deceiving, and this picture-perfect woman has seen more than her fair share of turmoil in her youth. Embarking on a bittersweet journey of self-discovery, accompanied by a new, strange and soulful acquaintance (Keanu Reeves), Pippa must now confront both her volatile past and the hidden resentment of her seemingly perfect life in order to find her true sense of self.

By turns wry, humorous, and moving, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" presents the complex portrait of the many lives behind a single name.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Connecticut, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Sexual content, brief nudity, some drug material and language
  • Production Companies: Elevation Filmworks, Grand Army Entertainment, Lumina Films, Plan B Entertainment
  • Production Schedule: April 2008 - June 2008

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Maggie Gyllenhaal was considered for the role of Suky, but dropped out due scheduling conflicts and Maria Bello replaced her.

Julianne Moore only spent 2 days filming her role.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 10 July 2009: UK
  • 30 July 2009: Greece, Netherlands
  • 6 August 2009: Israel
  • 8 October 2009: Hungary, Malaysia
  • 15 October 2009: Russia
  • 11 November 2009: France
  • 12 November 2009: Singapore
  • 11 December 2009: Bulgaria