A Simple Favor (2018) Movie Review

A Simple Favor movie trailer

If you are familiar with my odd movie chronicles, you would definitely understand why A Simple Favor wasn’t planned. I actually set out to watch a movie, didn’t know which. So I am the kind of girl that all of a sudden just wants to be in the cinema. The cinema is one of my favorite hang out spots actually. When I am feeling overwhelmed with Blogging or working with clients, I end up at the cinema.

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Except for very few times, all of which I can count, I don’t go to the cinema deciding what movie to watch. So I get there, look at movie schedules and times, pick one and hope to God it’s good. Only once have I ever regretted my process. I left the cinema barely 30 minutes into the movie! Please let me know if you are like this.

A Simple Favor Movie Review

Blake Lively

The first thing I said to my friend was that all the characters are psychos. Like, every single person in the movie is psychotic. Lol. I just wondered how they would survive day to day real life living without going crazy.

I enjoyed the story for the most part. The many twists made it too complicated for me, not in an interesting way. I felt too many things were muddled up, somehow they managed to get it through.

The acting was on point Y’all. So, Anna Kendrick. The only one time she left a strong impression was with Pitch Perfect, all three parts. I have always pictured her in the schoolgirl person, young and experimental.

To see her take on the motherly acting role was a pleasant one. I liked many of the parts she came on screen.

A Simple Favor Plot

A Simple Favor

I will try not to be to A Simple Movie Spoiler, I promise to give a brief summary of the story so that you have an idea of how the 1hour 59 minutes of your life will be spent.

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A Simple Favor is based on Darcey Bell’s 2017 Novel and was directed by Paul Feig. In A Simple Favor, Anna Kendrick who’s Stephanie is a single mother of one son with multitasking abilities enough to wow the other mothers. One of her many projects is a Vlog. It is no wonder I fell in love instantly. I love content creators, very much.

Blake Lively plays Emily, another school mum. Their sons bring them together and they become friends of some sort. That was going to be the beginning of Stephanie’s problem, or not. Her past has been pretty dramatic!

A Simple Favor

We are beautifully led on to unpredictable scenes with a lot of roller coasters. In a bid to find a missing Emily, everything changes and we are left wondering, “what happened to Emily?”

Full Cast of A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

Anna Kendrick as Stephanie Smothers
Blake Lively as Emily Nelson
Henry Golding as Sean Townsend
Dustin Milligan as Chris
Danielle Bourgon as Grace (Stephanie’s Mom)
Gia Sandhu as Valerie
Lila Yee as Margaret (Sean’s Mom)
Ian Ho as Nicky Nelson
Joshua Satine as Miles Smothers
Glenda Braganza as Mrs. Kerry Glenda (as Braganza)
Andrew Rannells as Darren
Kelly McCormack as Stacy
Aparna Nancherla as Sona
Jiah Mavji as Sona’s Daughter
Ava LaFramboise as Lulu
Zach Smadu as Officer Blanco
Andrew Moodie as Sergeant Molloy
Sugenja Sri as Dennis Nylon Receptionist
Rupert Friend as Dennis Nylon
Patti Harrison as Kiko
Jason Oliveira as Diego
Noorin Gulamgaus as Dennis Nylon Intern
Katherine Cullen as Dennis Nylon Assistant
Bashir Salahuddin as Detective Summervile
Howard Hoover as Priest
Sarah Baker as Maryanne Chelkowsky
Jean Smart as Margaret McLanden
Roger Dunn as Bruce Hargrave
Corinne Conley as Librarian
Olivia Sandoval as Ms. Prager
Chris Owens as Detective

A Simple Favor Movie Rating

A Simple Favor scenes

Rotten Tomatoes – 84%
Metacritic – 58%
Google users – 90%

Conclusion

I recommend A Simple Favor, it was worth the while. Save for the annoying twists, it was a good movie overall.

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