This is a work that should rivet intelligent "art film" audiences, coast to coast, including the midwest and Florida -- plus Hawaii and Palin-ville. A feel-good movie that seldom feels like one as it bobs along, Pippa Lee gets you to that happy point in sometimes the strangest manner (you're laughing, even as you shiver). It also provides a screenplay and dialog that are witty and smart without trying too hard. Ms Miller is intelligent, all right, but she doesn't feel the need to rub our noses in it. We can relax and enjoy because there are plenty of surprises along the way, along with clichés usually upended --
and quite juicily, at that.
mentalist times. Has there ever been a better use of Jesus on film? I think not.
ited, but not too small release in various cities around the country, playdates for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee can be found here.