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LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (2020): The Things I Liked…

Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Reese Witherspoon
Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Reese Witherspoon

Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio in the 90s, Little Fires Everywhere is about two families whose lives become intertwined because of their children.

Starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, the ten-episode series is based on Celeste Ng’s best-selling novel of the same name – and it’s very well acted by all involved.

As a drama about families, the weight of secrets, motherhood and identity; Little Fires Everywhere tackles each topic in powerful and moving ways. One of my favourite moments/lines of dialogue ends with the words: ‘You won’t have to swim forever.’ I also liked the beginning when the families seemed to be getting along. The quiet before the storm.

Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Kerry Washington
Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Kerry Washington

The complexity of the characters is another highlight. You may not find one to fully identify with or completely like, but chances are you’ll see their humanity and get some understanding of their struggle, because the writing is so good.

Besides the strong focus on identity, the absence of humour as a key element and the fact that no one gets murdered, Little Fires Everywhere has a few things in common with hit series Desperate Housewives. There’s the suburban setting, the secrets and the different experiences of motherhood to name just three.

Outside of a moment in an earlier episode when I wanted things to move along a little faster, Little Fires Everywhere is worth watching for all the above reasons. So give it a chance if you’re curious.

Happy Film Loving

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LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (2020): New Trailer From Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Joshua Jackson…

Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Reese Witherspoon, Hulu
Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Reese Witherspoon, Hulu

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Little Fires Everywhere (2020).


Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington and Joshua Jackson are the stars of Little Fires Everywhere, a new drama / mini-series based on Celeste Ng’s best selling novel of the same name.

Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio in the 1990s, and also starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Jordan Elsas, Jaime Ray Newman and Jade Pettyjohn, this is the story of two families brought together by their children…

There are quite a few things I like about this already. Firstly, not just Witherspoon but Witherspoon playing someone who doesn’t seem to be nice. I also like the pairing of Washington and Witherspoon together; the kind of pairing that has me looking forward to the 2020 The Hollywood Reporter Actress Roundtables on YouTube. I love those!

Then there’s, Jackson; something about the sound of his voice and general cadence is very much like music to my ears.

Little Fires Everywhere Release Date: March 18th, 2020 (US) / Hulu…

Happy Film Loving

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