Pippa Lee

Pippa Lee

           Pippa Lee
               Genre: Drama, literature
               Berlinale 2009, retirement, marital crisis, nervous breakdown
  What has this woman not seen it all: In the past, Pippa Lee (played in the early years of Blake Lively), a wild party girl, that was hardly averse to experiment and try out the one everyone wanted. Which included among other things, lesbian relationships, drugs and many forms of relationships as well as almost all the dramas of human life. No wonder, for even her childhood with her mother medikamentenanhängigen was not really inspired to allow the daughter of a stable and reliable education bestowed. Meanwhile, however, seems to have all that changed for the better. Pippa is old in the meantime, around 50 years (she is played by Robin Wright Penn looks now), still dazzling, and with its marriage to the publisher 30 years earlier Herb Lee (Alan Arkin) come into calmer waters. As well as eloquent radiant center of the circle of friends around her successful husband is the flawless ideal of a loving wife, full of spirit, wit and charm. After the third heart attack of her husband pull the contemplative both from the hectic Manhattan in a retired town (which is called by Herb disrespectfully “Wrinklebury” back), where the clocks seem to go slower. But even here one can not stop Herbs advanced age. While starting to show signs of slow early decay, he is sleepwalking and then ill with dementia, Pippa remembers her past life. For it is increasingly clear that soon, a life will end, that nothing remains as it was. And then there is the irritating and obviously very unstable son (Keeanu Reeves), the neighbor, the Pippa is getting closer. The eventful life of Pippa Lee is beginning to see through the not too easy. Almost seamlessly, and fluently moves the director Rebecca Miller, who also wrote the novel to the film, between the wild youth of its heroine and its quieter at some life in the present, which has yet despite the perfect facade for a closer look similar quirks like that of the “Desperate Housewives.” Nevertheless, the film is much more than just a decal and a concentration on the successful model of the successful U.S. television series. Very slowly and carefully, full of humor and a sense for the bizarre, but also full respect for all parties stripped the film is a biography that appears to be greatly exaggerated but only at first glance. In truth, it is all described excesses and later laboriously constructed settled existence to preserve something deeply human: to the questioning of life models, the impossibility, the transience of happiness and the need to confront its own past and their influence to recognize their own lives. Perfect and with a more than worth seeing Cast blessed (besides those mentioned, it is mainly Julianne Moore and Monica Bellucci, to be remembered), turns out to Rebecca Miller’s Pippa Lee with recalcitrant family drama and history of emancipation, with some Barb, whose sometimes very erratic structure simply does not access. That one is still full of sympathy and sit tied, is mainly due to the warmth of the story and Robin Wright Penn, enchanted every minute of this film and delighted. (Paul Collmar) was used to Pippa Sarkassian (Robin Wright Penn), a wild girl who missed no party and almost all incorporated on drugs, find what they could, but since then the has learned thirty years older Publishers Herbert Lee (Alan Arkin know and love) and she is the wife of the brave and successful maker brings two children to the world. When the two Herbs for third heart attack to adopt more or less out of her exciting life in the big city and retreat to retire – this is Pippa just 50 – for them it is time to turn their lives Revue to have happen. And in retrospect it is clear why this woman was to what it is today. Relentlessly, it covers its drawbacks and weaknesses, and must finally recognize that their beloved husband cheating on her for years. But not just any top, each end also dwells a magic – especially with 50 life is far from over … The world of writers and artists, it is Rebecca Miller, daughter of Arthur Miller and wife of Daniel Day-Lewis a familiar metier. Your in parts bizarre comic drama with big names like Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin and Keanu Reeves acts but overall too mundane to actually touch. And deal, given the problems with which Pippa Lee needs to get there can not help but miss the film as a description of its contents, especially the label of ‘Desperate Housewives – The Next Generation “. (Festival Berlinale in 2009 for criticism of Joachim Kurz)
  Title: Pippa Lee Original Title: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Country of production: USA Production year: 2008 Length: 93 (Min.) Distribution: Senator Film Distribution

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