Spending an entertaining weekend getaway out of town is always a welcome escape, but returning home to a loving dog and my own pillow is icing on the cake. Even though I loved the time away, within the first hour of returning home, I had to watch the finale of The HBO mini series, Big Little Lies.
Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller by Liane Moriarty, this seven episode series is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, adultery and domestic violence, schoolyard bullying, and the dangerous little llies we tell ourselves to fit in and survive. The entire series prepared the viewer for the final episode which featured a murder at the school fundraiser. This wasn't your typical bake sale, but a glamorous evening where each parent dressed up as either Elvis or Audrey Hepburn. Not only was I intrigued by the ongoing drama, but as a huge Audrey Hepburn fan who adores her movie Charade with Cary Grant, I couldn't ignore the parallels between this movie and Big Little Lies.
In Charade, romance and suspense ensue in Paris as Audrey Hepburn's character is pursued by several men including Cary Grant and others who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Just like the women of Big Little Lies, who could she trust?
I don't want to give away the ending, but not only are the actresses wearing fabulous costumes from Audrey Hepburn roles, but the story delivers with a great, unexpected ending. Just like Charade, it's a great mystery that keeps you guessing throughout and ends with a shocking finale.