Big Little Lies

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[HBO] Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley star in this hit series about murder and deception.
Starring
Reese WitherspoonNicole KidmanShailene Woodley
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Somebody's Dead
    February 18, 2017
    51min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Somebody's Dead.' Series premiere. A suspicious death at a coastal elementary school draws attention to three mothers and their families.
  2. 2. Serious Mothering
    February 23, 2017
    56min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Serious Mothering.' Jane deflects questions from Ziggy; Madeline is outraged over a slight from Renata.
  3. 3. Living the Dream
    March 4, 2017
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Living the Dream.' Madeline irks Renata; Celeste succumbs to Perry's charms; Jane opens up to Madeline about her past.
  4. 4. Push Comes to Shove
    March 11, 2017
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Push Comes to Shove.' Nathan invites Madeline and Ed to a dinner to discuss Abigail; Celeste backs Madeline's play.
  5. 5. Once Bitten
    March 18, 2017
    54min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Once Bitten.' Madeline gets encouraging news about the play; Jane is told of the school's decision about Ziggy.
  6. 6. Burning Love
    March 25, 2017
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Burning Love.' Madeline worries about Jane's behavior; Jane confronts Renata about a school petition.
  7. 7. You Get What You Need
    April 1, 2017
    1 h 1 min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'You Get What You Need.' Finale. Celeste takes steps towards independence; Madeline deals with fallout from her past.

Bonus

  • About Big Little Lies
    2min
    TV-MA

    Director Jean-Marc Vallee and writer David E. Kelley discuss the new limited drama series.

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Directors
Jean-Marc ValléeAndrea Arnold
Supporting actors
Alexander SkarsgardAdam ScottZoe KravitzJames TupperJeffrey NordlingLaura DernIain ArmitageSarah BakerSarah BurnsP.J. ByrneSantiago CabreraDarby CampGia CaridesHong ChauKelen ColemanJoseph CrossMerrin DungeyIvy GeorgeVirginia KullKathryn NewtonSarah Sokolovic
Producers
Jean-Marc ValléeGregg FienbergDavid E. KelleyNicole KidmanLiane MoriartyBruna PapandreaNathan RossPer SaariReese Witherspoon
Season year
2017
Network
HBO
Content advisory
Smokingalcohol usenudityfoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

3061 global ratings

  1. 84% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 6% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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sonnetgirl7Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Smart and engaging show
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Every character in this show has problems, yet they are trying so hard to be better. The story follows a group of four woman and their kindergarten-age children. One woman seems to have the perfect life with her adoring husband and twin sons, and she hasn't dared to tell anyone anything different. One is always up in everyone's business, and though she is loud and bossy she truly cares about others. One is a single mom with a secret who is horrified when her son is accused of hurting a girl in his class, and the other is the mom of the hurt girl, a bulldog business woman who feels blamed for success. The story follows a unique format: it's a mystery told backwards, starting with the night when someone dies at a school function, and without saying who or how until the end, it shows pieces of interviews with everyone present along with the events of the weeks preceding the function. It is a smart show which is very well acted, shot, and edited. I'm not sure about a second season as I think it ended just right. I've already seen it through twice.
61 people found this helpful
SkylarRoseReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
And the Emmy Goes To...
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Geez....I recommend this little gem to everyone (um, over the age of 18 please). Every single actor in this was crazy exceptional, but I now understand why Kidman and Skarsgard won the Emmy and why they were nominated in the first place. Their particular story running through the episodes was incredible. Astonishing even.

These were exceptional performances to the point you felt like you were looking into real lives.

Good grief, such excellence in film.
Congrats on the limited series for their Emmy win for BEST limited series. Only seven episodes and what powerful ones too.
I normally don't like watching slow drama unfold, but this was scary good.

Bravo.
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kpReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Oh it is a must see!
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this series! I am really enjoying Reese Witherspoon as an actress in a series more than in a movie, always liked her but this seems to be more her thing.
Truly enjoy the way it is portrayed with current, past and future shots- keeps you on the edge of your seat and engaged.
31 people found this helpful
Jennifer AnnReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautifully executed story
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When I first saw the trailer for this show, I wasn’t so interested. But I’m so damn glad that I changed my mind. To me, this was a story of how women can be petty and stress about the little things in life (i.e.birthday parties and petitions), but when they use their power to lift each other up, they’re capable of greatness. Everything from the acting and music to the cinematography was top notch and stunning. I finished the series in two nights and now I need a minute to catch my breath. Can’t remember the last time I was this moved by a story. The ending was perfectly executed.
31 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"
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I loved it! Great cast and I was hooked from start to finish. It is incredibly female, that is one of the things I love so much about it.I love how it dives into the psyche of these women, where you can see their thoughts, feelings, and anger. "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" In this case women....I know that people have complained about how it is a bunch of rich bitches, but I feel like that was the point. Just because your life looks great and you are successful, rich and in a seemingly good relationship, doesn't mean it is true, looks and outward appearances can be deceiving. All the characters had depth to them, I really liked Nicole Kidmans character, I liked that she was a smart lawyer and had been successful, but she got trapped in this abusive relationship, proving that it isn't just middle class or poor people that have these kinds of things happen in their life, we all have baggage, we all have secrets no matter who you are. I feel like it was very well done, and beautifully executed.
13 people found this helpful
WorkerB'sReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Worst Digital Service Ever From Amazon!
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If I could leave zero stars I would. This is the first time I've ordered anything in a digital-video format for programming but I wanted to see season #1 of "Big Little Lies" so decided to spend the $24.99 for 7 episodes. The first issue is the video was always glitchy and constantly buffering and it wasn't for a lack of enough Bandwidth (we run 100 meg service) which is more than enough. I might add, we subscribe to Netflix and have never had this issue with it or any other media.
The other issue even more annoying than the constant glitchy interruptions, was that no matter what we could not load and watch episode #5. We did everything to try and get it to come up including searched the "video help" option to no avail. Nothing worked therefore we were unable to ever watch episode #5 even though we clearly "owned" all 7 episodes after paying for them.
So, bottomline, I will not be ordering any digital videos from Amazon again, I'll stick with NETFLIX or any other streaming service but not Amazon. You would think that a multi-million dollar company like Amazon would be able to provide better quality digital service, but apparently they don't need to worry about that, they're making money hand-over-fist from everything else.
Lastly, this review has nothing to do with the actual series of "Big Little Lies" which has a great storyline.
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Girlgood9Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Overall Very Interesting
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I wasn't really sure what to make of this initially and now that I've watched the entire season I really like it and plan to also read the book. In the beginning you know someone was killed and when, but not who it is or why. Over the episodes things slowly build up and you start to think you know what's going to happen or at least narrow things down. One thing that I liked was that no matter what characters you like or which ones you don't like you do find yourself attached to them not wanting to see anything bad happen to them. The last episode put my stomach in knots while I waited to see who was murdered and more shockingly (at least to me) who murdered the person. We do also have a conclusion on most of the character's stories by the end. I had figured out about Jane's son's father about halfway through the show and I still find how that played out very interesting.
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Alisa K. BozarthReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Unbalanced production
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I bought this limited series because of the awesome cast and because I'm a huge Nicole Kidman fan. The first 2 of the 7 parts were bad and I very nearly wanted to quit. Part 3 was better, but still not really good. Then parts 4 and 5 were excellent and I got enthused. Parts 6 and 7 were outstanding and I was so glad I didn't quit. The entwined lives of the five moms ended up very fascinating and I could easily believe what I saw on the screen could happen in real life. Where "Big Little Lies" truly excelled was how it presented domestic violence. I've never seen it done better in a movie or on TV. Kidman, no surprise, was dazzling. All the other main-character actors and actresses gave very strong performances. The only reason for the three stars is the uneven quality of the 7 parts, but ending outstanding is better than starting outstanding and ending bad. So I highly recommend BLL. G. Richard Bozarth
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