quirky romantic drama, based on the novel by Rebecca Miller revolves
around Pippa Lee, played by the delightful and attractive Robin Wright
who is married to a rather older man called Herb (Alan Arkin).
for Pippa, they have moved into a retirement village due to Herb
suffering his third heart attack. This has ignited the sad realisation
for Pippa that she may have squandered her life, more particularly her
youth and from there, she begins to drift to her younger days.
matters worse for Pippa, her children treat her rather poorly but
thankfully her sanity is kept in check through another kindred spirit,
the son of her neighbour Chris, played by Keanu Reeves who could be
considered the catalyst for her journey of rediscovery.
At its core, the
Secret Lives of Pippa Lee is one women’s journey as we are taken on a
rollercoaster ride of emotions from her younger self, up until her
current mature age which has caused Pippa to be quite guilt ridden and
question where did she go wrong or did she even go wrong?
Joining Wright and Reeves, there are some very delightful performances
by a plethora of great actors that include Winona Ryder, Mike Binder,
Julianne Moore, Zoe Kazan and the timeless beauty Monica Bellucci.
Together, they create a very delightful drama that proves Hollywood can
still make some gems.
Blu-ray, the video and audio quality looks impressive and for special
features, there are some interesting cast and crew interviews about the
making of the film and the original theatrical trailer. Some more
features would have been nice, such as commentary by director/writer
- Cast and crew interviews
- Theatrical trailer