Director : Paul Feig

Producer(s) : Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart and Rupert Friend

Genre : Thriller

Release Date : September 21, 2018 (Nigeria)

Awesome-O-Metre : 6.9/10


A Simple Favor centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

A Simple Favor is a modern noir which starts up rather innocuously and just seems to coast along with no real hugger-mugger but when Blake Lively’s character disappears things suddenly go sideways. The name of the film – A Simple Favor aptly describes this film because it just starts off simply but when the twists and turns start dropping, you will be left dazed because when you think you have the film all figured out, you will be left gobsmacked when you discover that you have been hoodwinked.

The characters of A Simple Favour were an absolute fit for the roles with Anna Kendrik executing the role of the sweet and Naïve mum and Blake Lively as the wife who “don tear eye”. Riding of Rich Crazy Asians Henry Golding intepreted his role amazingly.

All the characters brought A Simple Favor to life making it a rather delicious and cynical cinema experience but you should be patient because it starts off a bit slow but trust me, it picks up.

Adapted from the book A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell, this film is an intriguing dark thriller with some wicked humor thrown in the mix and makes for good cinema entertainment. This film shows that an innocent incident or person could possess some deep dark secrets that could have a ripple effect on events. I recommend A Simple Favor for a night out with your boo and when you see it, please let me know what you think about it in the comment section below or on Twitter and Facebook.

Have a great weekend guys!

The Maveriq


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