A Simple Favor

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  117 min.
In theatres: September 14, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.10
based on 124 votes and 43 reviews
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Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, Rupert Friend, Eric Johnson


Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) is a blogger in a small town who happens to be a single mother. Her best friend, stylish and sophisticated executive Emily (Blake Lively), goes missing shortly after asking Stephanie for a favor. Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) has no idea where she is. Stephanie writes about the disappearance, asking her readers for help, and put fliers up all over town. 

As she looks into what happened, Stephanie begins to realize she really didn't know Emily very well at all. 

Based on the novel of the same name by Darcey Bell. Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Ontario. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Paul Feig
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson
Screenplay: Jessica Sharzer
Official Site: ASimpleFavor.Movie

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  • 1 star "Stupid. Contrived. Boring. Check your brain out with your jacket and get ready to euthanise 2 hours of your life. Hated if but tolerated if only bcoz my wife made me go."
  • 5 stars "From the opening titles to the tune of "Watching The Girls Go By" (in French) I knew I was in for a fun ride and I was NOT disappointed. Kendrick was perfect as the frenetic single mother, determined to fit into the much more worldly (and deliciously wicked) Lively's world. I like a film I cannot figure out in the first 20 minutes and this one had me guessing and re-guessing as I tried to untie the tangled web of lies and half-truths, while trying to figure out exactly whose lies they were. My advice; don't read too much into this one. Simply make a really stiff martini, strap in and enjoy the ride!"
  • 1 star "Slow to develop, gratuitous bad language, long and boring monologs and unconnected music score; wasn't sure where the story was going or if it was supposed to be a comidy or a serious drama. Left theater after the first 30 minutes and fortunately found a nearby watering-hole to make up for a busted evening at the movie."