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Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film Big Little Lies

Valee uses the expansive running time deliberately, circling the superficial enneui of the overprivlaged beach community although I'm not sure if the dialogue measures up to it's pretensions beyond the curiousity seeker who wants the mystery solved, like in old-fashioned page turner fashion. However, the story is ultimately salvaged by emotionally satisfying performances which make it more than just a trite slog.