"A Simple Favor" is a 2018 American black comedy crime thriller film directed by Paul Feig.
The starring cast includes Anna Kendrick as Stephanie Smothers, Blake Lively as Emily Nelson, Henry Golding as Sean Townsend, Andrew Rannells as Darren, Dustin Milligan as Chris, Linda Cardellini as Diana Hyland, Rupert Friend as Dennis Nylon, Aparna Nancherla as Sona, Joshua Satine as Miles Smothers, Ian Ho as Nicky Nelson and others.
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Lionsgate Movies on Friday, July 13, 2018 released the trailer for "A Simple Favor" you can watch here:
A Simple Favor (2018 Movie) Official Trailer - Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding.
Here is a short review of "A Simple Favor" movie plot summary.
Widowed single mother Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) runs a vlog featuring crafts and recipes for parents. She becomes friends with Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), the mother of her son's schoolmate and a PR director for a fashion company, and the two exchange confessions over martinis. Stephanie shares that as a teenager, she had sex with her half-brother Chris (Dustin Milligan). Emily is frustrated by the lack of success of her husband, English professor Sean Townsend (Henry Golding), and their (well-hidden) poor financial situation.
Stephanie babysits Emily's son while Sean is in London. After two days of Emily not returning calls, Stephanie learns from Emily's boss, Dennis Nylon (Rupert Friend), that Emily is in Miami. Stephanie calls Sean, who contacts the police. Trying to get to the bottom of Emily's disappearance, Stephanie makes missing person flyers using a photo of Emily that she found hidden on her desk.
Detective Summerville (Chris Owens) reports that Emily lied about flying to Miami, and that her drowned body had been discovered in the lake at a summer camp in Michigan. Stephanie and Sean share their grief and begin a sexual relationship. Summerville reveals to Stephanie that Emily had severe liver damage, a large amount of heroin in her system, and that Sean had recently taken out a $4 million life insurance on Emily.
Stephanie receives an insulting message apparently from Emily about her tryst with her half-brother Chris. Stephanie recalls that her late husband suspected her infidelity and may have intentionally caused the car crash that killed both him and Chris. Investigating Emily's past, Stephanie meets Diana Hyland (Linda Cardellini), who seems to have been a lesbian lover of Emily and who had painted a portrait of Emily. Diana says that the painting is actually of her muse Claudia, whom she describes as a con artist who disappeared. Diana's information leads Stephanie to a yearbook that shows Emily to be a girl named Hope McLanden (Nicole Peters), and who had an identical twin named Faith McLanden (Lauren Peters). Stephanie visits Margaret (Lila Yee), the mother of the twins, who explains that at age 16, the twins had set fire to the family house, killing their father.
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"A Simple Favor" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 14, 2018 distributing by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Lionsgate UK, 01 Distribution, ACME, Aurum Films, BF Distribution, Belga Films, Bir Film, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CatchPlay, Central Partnership, Constantin-Film, Entertainment One, Forum Film Slovakia, Golden Screen Cinemas, Golden Village Pictures, Green Narae Media, Impuls Pictures, Independent Films, Lark Films Distribution, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, Monolith Films, Myndform, Nordisk Film Distribution, Norsk Filmdistribusjon, Phars Film, Pioneer Films, Pony Canyon Theatrical Films, Pris Audiovisuais, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Spentzos Films, Times Media Films, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Vertical Entertainment, Westec Media Limited, Eagle Films, GEM Entertainment and RTL Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 117 minutes. With a budget of $20 million, the film grossed over $97.6 million.
"A Simple Favor" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"A Simple Favor" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 84/100. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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