The trailer for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee starring Robin Wright Penn has been kicking around for a few weeks but I’ve let it dangle because I’m not 100% sure it’s my cup of tea. On the other hand, Buttercup always gets the benefit of a doubt from me and not everything that is my cup of tea is your cup of tea if you know what I mean and I think you do.
Based on the novel by Rebecca Miller (you may know her as the director of The Ballad of Jack and Rose or, if you prefer to define your women in terms of the men they’re related to, you may know her as the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller and the wife of Daniel Day Lewis), Pippa Lee is the examination of the kaleidoscopic inner life of a woman (copyright Jennybee) played by Ms. Penn.
It also stars Alan Arkin as her much older husband, Blake Lively as her younger self, Maria Bello as her mother, Keanu Reeves as some slack jaw, Monica Bellucci as some French hottie, plus Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder.
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee got mixed reviews in the trades when it premiered earlier this year at the Berlin International Film Festival, but if we’ve learned anything in the last 2 1/2 years together it’s that the trades barely know squat when it comes to what’s what.
It opens on November 27. Stream the trailer after the jump.