A Simple Favour

A Simple Favour

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A Simple Favour

Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) leads this missing person mystery as a mummy vlogger in a small town trying to discover the truth behind the disappearance of her incredibly cool but enigmatic new friend, played by Blake Lively (The Shallows). From director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), based on the novel by Darcy Bell and co-starring Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding.

2018Rating: M, Sex scenes, violence, drug use & offensive language117 minsUSA
CrimeMysteryThriller
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The film feels a lot like the Serge Gainsbourg number that Stephanie dances to in the kitchen: jazzy, a little sleazy, and worth a cult following.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Paul Feig makes a slight gear change for a slick thriller that's best enjoyed with a martini in hand.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

Thrown [sic] in a so hip it hurts soundtrack infused with vintage pop tunes and the result is a sassy little stylish thriller that's one of the surprise delights of 2018.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) gives his stars plenty of space to work their magic and gets the acidity levels exactly right.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively combine well in this stylish comedy-thriller. It remains captivating enough despite never entirely cohering.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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As bright and bracing as an ice-cold gin martini with a lemon twist, and just as satisfying.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The movie never sheds its aura of talented people trying to class up cheap material.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

All that remains by the end is a soft-headed, sour-hearted farce where you can sense even the cast and crew wish the whole thing was over already.

2.0
0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...classy in its aesthetic, crisp in its framing and delivery, and confrontational yet seductive in its mood.

0

It's stylish, engaging and mysterious; with a well combination of comedy and suspense to keep you guessing (correctly) throughout.

4.0
0

A Simple Favour is pure fun, although sometimes you can't distinguish whether its a comedy or thriller its pretty hard not to love.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The film feels a lot like the Serge Gainsbourg number that Stephanie dances to in the kitchen: jazzy, a little sleazy, and worth a cult following.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Paul Feig makes a slight gear change for a slick thriller that's best enjoyed with a martini in hand.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Thrown [sic] in a so hip it hurts soundtrack infused with vintage pop tunes and the result is a sassy little stylish thriller that's one of the surprise delights of 2018.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) gives his stars plenty of space to work their magic and gets the acidity levels exactly right.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively combine well in this stylish comedy-thriller. It remains captivating enough despite never entirely cohering.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As bright and bracing as an ice-cold gin martini with a lemon twist, and just as satisfying.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The movie never sheds its aura of talented people trying to class up cheap material.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

All that remains by the end is a soft-headed, sour-hearted farce where you can sense even the cast and crew wish the whole thing was over already.

2.0
0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...classy in its aesthetic, crisp in its framing and delivery, and confrontational yet seductive in its mood.

0

It's stylish, engaging and mysterious; with a well combination of comedy and suspense to keep you guessing (correctly) throughout.

4.0
0

A Simple Favour is pure fun, although sometimes you can't distinguish whether its a comedy or thriller its pretty hard not to love.

4.0
0