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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Romantic comedy drama about the complexities of marriage and a bittersweet journey of self-discovery. Pippa Lee is devoted to her husband, a publisher thirty years her senior. She has two successful children, and is adored by those around her. But her husband's desire to leave New York for a retirement home, and an affair he has with a woman younger than she is, causes her to reassess her life. She soon finds herself headed towards a quiet nervous breakdown.

Last on

Thu 24 Apr 2014 00:15 BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD, Wales, Wales HD only

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Herb Lee
Alan Arkin
Pippa Lee
Robin Wright Penn
Keanu Reeves
Winona Ryder
Julianne Moore
Young Pippa
Blake Lively
Suky Sarkissian
Maria Bello
Grace Lee
Zoe Kazan
Sam Shapiro
Mike Binder
Gigi Lee
Monica Bellucci
Ben Lee
Ryan McDonald
Shirley Knight
Rebecca Miller


Kermode and Mayo

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

'If you cut Alan Arkin in half he'd have the word avuncular written all the way through.'

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