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Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Emily undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

Directed by: Paul Feig

Who Stars in A Simple Favor

Anna Kendrick
Stephanie Smothers

Anna Kendrick

Blake Lively
Emily Nelson

Blake Lively

Henry Golding
Sean Townsend

Henry Golding

Ian Ho
Nicky Nelson

Ian Ho

Joshua Satine
Miles Smothers

Joshua Satine

Andrew Rannells
Darren

Andrew Rannells


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Review for A Simple Favor

Author: Dsnake1

First and foremost, this film feels like someone went to their local grocery store, grabbed a random three-dollar mystery novel off the checkout shelf, and decided to make it a movie with some extremely popular and attractive people. In other words, it's a silly mystery movie with crazy, zany twists and turns. Some of those twists and turns were easy enough to see coming, but some of them were straight out of left field. In addition to the entertaining twists, the film does a decent job of not taking itself seriously. The humor in the movie is peppered in during great moments. Some of it is cheesy, but if you're going to this film for a deep, thought-provoking film, don't. The characters themselves are all extremely exaggerated. Lively's Emily is over-the-top sophisticated, crass, and private to the point where she won't allow pictures or even paintings of her face. Kendrick's Stephanie is bubbly, eager, awkward, and overly friendly. The rest of the cast fills in the needs around them, and while the cast is filled with one-note characters, they fulfill the needs well. Golding's Sean was my least favorite, but mainly because he doesn't have a defined archetype in a film filled with single-aspect characters. The biggest issue with the film is the plot itself. Emily contradicts herself with the motive for her faking her own death. She tells Sean that she did it for him and for Nicky. Then she says she did it for her. On top of it all, she doesn't appear to have a plan to get the insurance money after it comes through. The film could have easily alleviated all of these issues with a quick scene or a line about fake passports for Emily and Nicky. All in all, A Simple Favor is a fun romp filled with crazy twists and turns, humor, and great acting. Don't think too much about the film itself, and just go have some fun. It's definitely worth a getaway matinee.


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Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2018-08-29

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 57 mins

Budget
$ 20,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 94,800,000.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 74,800,000.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
https://asimplefavor.movie/

Genres
Thriller Crime Mystery Comedy Drama

Keywords
based on novel or book secret small town widow female friendship life insurance best friend missing person vlogger


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