A Simple Favor

Release Date: September 14th, 2018

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Stephanie is a widowed, single mother who works as a vlogger in Connecticut. Her best friend, Emily, seems to have it all -- a successful career, a loving family and a glamorous lifestyle. When Emily mysteriously disappears one day, Stephanie launches her own investigation by digging into her friend's past -- and finding a few surprises along the way.

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Ian Ho, Joshua Satine, Andy Rannells, Kelly McCormack, Aparna Nancherla

Director: Paul Feig

Genres: Thriller , Mystery , Dark comedy

Production Co: Feigco Entertainment, Lionsgate

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Friend , School , 2010s , Husband , Tense , House , Transformation , Dark , Son , Mystery , Investigation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    A Simple Favor wants it both ways, hoping to be a stylish, twisty, trashy thriller while simultaneously acting superior to the genre’s slinky pleasures. Those conflicting strategies do the film no favours. show more

  • 70
    Inkoo KangSlate

    A Simple Favor reintroduces Lively as a character actress—a sexy, funny, award-worthy revelation. show more

  • 50
    Jon FroschThe Hollywood Reporter

    A twisted tale of toxic female friendship, the film offers its share of pleasures: eye candy in human, sartorial and real-estate form, as well as the unmistakable flair of a director and performers who know their way around a piece of pop entertainment. But the result leaves you scratching your head. show more

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