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Big Little Lies 

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The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.

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David E. Kelley
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Series cast summary:
Reese Witherspoon ...  Madeline Martha Mackenzie 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Nicole Kidman ...  Celeste Wright 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Shailene Woodley ...  Jane Chapman 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Zoë Kravitz ...  Bonnie Carlson 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Adam Scott ...  Ed Mackenzie 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Laura Dern ...  Renata Klein 14 episodes, 2017-2019
James Tupper ...  Nathan Carlson 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Alexander Skarsgård ...  Perry Wright 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Jeffrey Nordling ...  Gordon Klein 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Iain Armitage ...  Ziggy Chapman 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Darby Camp ...  Chloe Mackenzie 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Kathryn Newton ...  Abigail Carlson 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Cameron Crovetti ...  Josh Wright 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Nicholas Crovetti ...  Max Wright 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Chloe Coleman ...  Skye Carlson 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Ivy George ...  Amabella Klein 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Larry Sullivan ...  Oren Berg 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Merrin Dungey ...  Detective Adrienne Quinlan 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Kelen Coleman ...  Harper Stimson 10 episodes, 2017-2019
P.J. Byrne ...  Principal Warren Nippal 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Gia Carides ...  Melissa 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Robin Weigert ...  Dr. Amanda Reisman 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Santiago Cabrera ...  Joseph Bachman 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Larry Bates ...  Stu 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Nelly Buchet ...  Juliette 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Meryl Streep ...  Mary Louise Wright 7 episodes, 2019
Douglas Smith ...  Corey Brockfield 7 episodes, 2019
Sarah Sokolovic ...  Tori Bachman 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Kathreen Khavari ...  Samantha 7 episodes, 2017
David Monahan ...  Bernard 7 episodes, 2017
Joel Spence ...  Matt 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Sarah Baker ...  Thea Cunningham 6 episodes, 2017
Sarah Burns ...  Gabrielle 6 episodes, 2017
Hong Chau ...  Jackie 6 episodes, 2017
Joseph Cross ...  Tom 6 episodes, 2017
Crystal Fox ...  Elizabeth Howard 6 episodes, 2019
Virginia Kull ...  Emily Barnes 6 episodes, 2017
Khalilah Joi ...  Young Elizabeth 6 episodes, 2019
Martin Donovan ...  Martin Howard 5 episodes, 2019
Parker Croft ...  Brent 5 episodes, 2017
Kimmy Shields ...  Kelly 5 episodes, 2017
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When Madeline and Celeste take new-in-town single mom Jane under their wing, none of them realize how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. Written by Anand Patel

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A perfect life is a perfect lie. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Monterey, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During a March 2017 Vulture interview with Darby Camp (the child actress who played Chloe Mackenzie), Camp said that Nicole Kidman (Celeste) would play with the child actors between takes, and she once let them crawl onto her lap and play with the wig she wore for her role. Source: "Big Little Lies' Darby Camp on Playing a 'Sassy' Character and Getting Acting Tips From Reese Witherspoon" by Jen Chaney, March 28, 2017, Vulture .com See more »

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Celeste is supposedly an American but she eats like a Brit, pushing food onto her fork with a knife. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Reese Witherspoon/Nick Swardson (2017) See more »

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Cold Little Heart
Performed by Michael Kiwanuka
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Outstanding and Essential Television; A Must-See
8 July 2017 | by ridz43See all my reviews

This miniseries was gorgeous in every way, beautifully crafted and simply incredible. Loved the music, Reese Witherspoon's daughter (in the series) had such great taste! The scenery added so much emotion and intensity giving you the sense that every detail was intentional, every moment precious. The makers of this series had seemingly high aspirations and delivered with PERFECTION.

I have such a newfound appreciation for Nicole Kidman and assure you that in watching this your opinion of her will change! Her subtlety and restrain were masterful. She is truly an INCREDIBLE actress and it's not because she has a pretty face, it's because she is a master communicator of the human condition. One of the best performances of the year and of her career. Witherspoon was a bit annoying but good. Shailene Woodley is very convincing and arguably the heart of this series, although I've never been particularly fond of her. The rest of the cast, even down to the children, are just as great, especially Laura Dern (one of my favorites). I do wish Dern and Zoe Kravitz (a true wildcard and perhaps the most beautiful young actress of her time) got more screen time.

I left this series wanting desperately for more and would love for the folks at HBO to build on this story. I recommend everyone to go see it. It was an OUTSTANDING commentary touching on feminism, sisterhood, parenthood, love and compassion. As a son, it helped me to understand what it's like to be a mother, what SACRIFICE is! It told me that everyone makes mistakes, has fears, has their SHIELD, but with friendship comes NEW LIFE, hopes for the future, and the courage to be ourselves..

A Must-See! 9.5/10


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