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
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SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Somebody's Dead
    February 19, 2017
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    [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 24, 2017
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    [HBO] HD. 'Serious Mothering.' Jane deflects questions from Ziggy; Madeline is outraged over a slight from Renata.
  3. 3. Living the Dream
    March 5, 2017
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    [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 12, 2017
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    [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 19, 2017
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    [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 26, 2017
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    [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 2, 2017
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    [HBO] HD. 'You Get What You Need.' Finale. Celeste takes steps towards independence; Madeline deals with fallout from her past.

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  1. Bonus: Big Little Lies: Sneak Peek
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    June 7, 2017
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    HD. Discover 'Big Little Lies,' HBO's Emmy(R)-winning series starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley.
  2. Bonus: Big Little Lies
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    December 31, 2015
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    [HBO] HD. 'Big Little Lies'--from Liane Moriarty's bestseller comes this HBO series starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley.
  3. Bonus: Big Little Lies: Sneak Peek
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    December 31, 2015
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    [HBO] HD. A sneak preview of the HBO series 'Big Little Lies.'
  4. Bonus: About Big Little Lies
    February 9, 2017
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    HD. Director Jean-Marc Vallee and writer David E. Kelley discuss the new limited drama series.
  5. Bonus: About Big Little Lies
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    December 31, 2016
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    HD. Director Jean-Marc Vallee and writer David E. Kelley discuss the new limited drama series.
  6. Bonus: Big Little Lies | Because Of Her | HBO
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    August 12, 2018
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    HD. Bruna Papandrea, Executive Producer, Big Little Lies. Stories come to life #BecauseOfHer
  7. Bonus: Big Little Lies, Trailer
    March 20, 2017
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    A sneak preview of the HBO series 'Big Little Lies' starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley.
  8. Bonus: Big Little Lies: Catch Up
    December 6, 2018
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    HD. See what the critics are saying about the hit HBO series 'Big Little Lies.'
  9. Bonus: Big Little Lies: Premiere
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    December 31, 2016
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    HD. Get the Buzz on 'Big Little Lies' on the red carpet at the premiere of this intriguing HBO limited series.
  10. Bonus: Big Little Lies: Can We Talk About Ep 1
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    December 31, 2016
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    HD. Get an inside look at Ep 1 of 'Big Little Lies.'
  11. Bonus: Big Little Lies: Cast Playlist
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    March 1, 2017
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    HD. The stars of 'Big Little Lies' reflect on favorite performances of their co-stars from this HBO limited series.
  12. Bonus: Big Little Lies Starts February 19
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    December 31, 2016
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    [HBO] HD. 'Big Little Lies'--from Liane Moriarty's bestseller comes this HBO series starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley.
  13. Bonus: Write Your Own Story
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    December 31, 2016
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    HD. Behind every great woman is another woman.
  14. Bonus: Big Little Lies: On Set
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    December 31, 2016
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    HD. A visit with Nicole Kidman on the set of HBO's 'Big Little Lies.'
  15. Bonus: About Big Little Lies
    March 20, 2017
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    Director Jean-Marc Vallee and writer David E. Kelley discuss the new limited drama series.
  16. Bonus: Big Little Lies: Critics Spot
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    December 31, 2016
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    HD. See what everyone is saying about 'Big Little Lies.'

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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
Season year
2017
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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
Kindle CustomerReviewed 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.
62 people found this helpful
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.
32 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.
30 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.
12 people found this helpful
ExtrapencilReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wicked good
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Why is this so much fun? I wondered as I obsessively watched every episode... twice. Seriously, this is just so "twisted," as Nicole Kidman's character describes her marriage. "But kinda great," as Reese Witherspoon's character replies. The story unfolds in a tangled web of beautiful people, domestic violence, adorable kids, guns, Monterey sunsets, rape, friendship, bullying, and a cool California coffee shop where the chat is about whether one of the moms is packing -- and not lunches. But is she the murderer? I've only seen the first six episodes so I'll have to wait for the finale, but I already rate this series an A+++ . From the actors (all of them) to way the camera catches both the stunning beauty and the moody unpredictability and wildness of the Pacific Ocean, it's riveting television. A fabulous guilty pleasure with enough redeeming social commentary that I can pretend that's why I won't answer the phone when I'm in the middle of an episode. But seriously? It's wicked good.
62 people found this helpful
DanaReviewed in the United States on May 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A show about mothers.
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I don't usually like HBO shows. I am one of the few people who doesn't care for Game of Thrones. However I found this HBO short series incredibly compelling. Nichole Kidman in breathtaking playing an abused wife. Some of the best scenes of the show are when her character, Celeste is talking to the psychiatrist who bluntly removes the vale of naivety from her eyes. Also giving incredible performances are Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern playing very similar women who took very different paths snipping at each other for minor trivialities. Finally there is Shailene Woodley who plays the young single mother who arrives in town setting off a string of events that forces her to defend a son she isn't sure is innocent and confront her own dark past.

This is a show that might seem like it is made for women but I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good drama and this is a very good drama.
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Rachel McElhanyReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
As good as the book - maybe better if that's even possible!
Lianne Moriarty’s book Big Little Lies has been turned into a seven-episode limited series that premieres on HBO this Sunday, February 19th. It was adapted for the screen by David E. Kelley, who is probably best known as the creator of Ally McBeal. (You can read my review of the book here.) I was lucky enough to be invited to an advance screening of the first episode which was very exciting because I LOVED the book.

Big Little Lies opens with a murder. Not only don’t we know whodunit, we don’t know even know who was murdered – or why. First we have to get to know the moms of the first graders at a swanky public school in Monterey. (Yes, the setting has been moved from Australia to California but that didn’t really make a difference.) Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), mom to Chloe is a gregarious, bubbly woman who is also mom to sullen teen Abigail. Celeste (Nicole Kidman), mom to twins Max and Josh, is married to Perry (Alexander Skarsgård), a younger man who seems like the perfect father. She’s best friends with Madeline. Renata is a working mom seems to think she’s better than everyone else. Jane (Shaliene Woodley) is a young single mom to Ziggy and new to the area, making her an outsider.

Madeline quickly takes Jane under her wing. When Ziggy is accused of bullying Renata’s daughter Amabella, all of the moms at the school quickly choose up sides, leaving Madeline and Celeste the only ones in Jane’s corner.

Just like the book, snippets of police interviews with supporting characters about the murder are interspersed throughout the episode. They are darkly humorous and quite entertaining. I was hoping that they would keep them in because they were one of my favorite parts of the book.

The casting in this movie is spot-on. Reese Witherspoon is perfect as Madeline. She’s what I imagine her character in Legally Blonde would be like after she grew up and had children. In the book, Celeste is supposed to be almost otherworldly beautiful and Nicole Kidman certainly fits the bill as far as that goes. As the series goes on, her superior acting skills will definitely be utilized. I was a little concerned when I heard Shaliene Woodley was cast as Jane because I had only seen her play teenagers up to that point. I didn’t know if she would have the maturity to play a young mother. I needn’t have worried – she is up to the task, portraying Jane as a single mom with a mysterious past who loves her son with fierce emotion. And Alexander Skarsgård is as hot as ever. He could stand in the corner playing a potted plant for all I care, as long as I got to look at him.

I’m quite happy with how the first episode followed the book. I didn’t know if HBO would be able to get seven episodes out of one book. At the same time, the layered intricacies essential to building the inherent suspense of Big Little Lies would be difficult to condense into a two-hour movie. After viewing the pacing of the first episode, I don’t think there will be any problem stretching the story over seven episodes. The extra time will allow the characters to fully develop as they were in the book and make the suspense that much more tantalizing.

Even after watching just one episode, I’m confident that the HBO version of Big Little Lies will be at least as good as the book, maybe even better!
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