Young Pippa Lee is nearly driven mad by her bipolar mother, whose neurotic behavior is precipitated by an addiction to amphetamines, before she runs away from home.
Just few days before the film is released in limited U.S. theaters on Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, Screen Media Films has provided another sneak peek at "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee". Making its way out via Zap2it, the footage features Blake Lively as young Pippa Lee, who is calmly speaking to her mother Maria Bello's Suky Sarkissian, when she becomes emotional.
When she is a teenager, Pippa runs away from her rural home and seeks refuge with her father's sister Trish in New York City since she is nearly driven mad by her complacent pastor father Des Sarkissian and bipolar mother Suky. Falling under the influence of Kit, her aunt's lesbian partner, Pippa rapidly descends into an underworld of illegal drugs and promiscuous sex. She is rescued from her decadent lifestyle by Herb Lee, a charismatic publisher who is 30 years her senior.
The two later wed and Pippa becomes a devoted wife of Herb. When she finds out that her husband falls for a younger woman, 50-year-old Pippa, who is addicted to methamphetamine, indulges herself in an array of erotic adventures while heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown. She then falls into the arms of her neighbor's son Chris Nadeau.
Based on Rebecca Miller's novel of the same title, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" has Blake Lively and Robin Wright Penn who portray Pippa Lee as a teenager and an adult respectively. Joining the cast ensemble are Keanu Reeves as Pippa's unexpected lover Chris Nadeau, Monica Bellucci as the socialite Gigi Lee, and Winona Ryder as Pippa's trusted friend Sandra Dulles. Serving as the helmer and writer of the film is the book's author herself.