Big Little Lies (2017)

2017 | USA | David E. Kelley | ★★★★

Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, David E. Kelley's acerbically entertaining Big Little Lies is a starry, well-crafted mystery drama, featuring well-drawn characters, bitchily memorable dialogue, enjoyable sub-plots, and an intriguing structure.


"In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and Jane – Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors." HBO