A Simple Favor is headlined by two of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. Lively plays Emily Nelson who doesn’t like people taking pictures of her including her hot best-selling author husband Sean (Henry Golding). Although she doesn’t like pictures Emily is hot shot, head strong women who works too hard but loves her son Nicky (Ian Ho) more than anything else.
Kendrick plays Stephanie Smothers, the total opposite. This recently widowed mother of one is shy, socially awkward, and has her own vlog but also loves her son Miles (Joshua Satine). Emily and Stephanie are introduced to each other when their sons ask to have a play date together. It was something of an opposites attract when it came to Emily and Stephanie.
The girls started hitting it off and spending all their time together, with Stephanie playing babysitter when Emily is running late at work. Just when Stephanie thought their friendship was blossoming, she gets a strange call from Emily asking her to do a simple favor, to pick up Nicky from school because she has a work emergency, and to make matter worst, Sean is out of the country visiting his mother. Two days pass in which Sean as well as Emily both haven’t heard from Stephanie, neither has anyone else. Stephanie is missing! Follow along as Sean and Emily try to find out what happen to her, but is there more than meets the eye to one of our concerned heroes?
A Simple Favor is latest project from long time actor and director Paul Feig (The Heat, Spy). Feig has made some good movies, but he’s also made so not so fan friendly movies, unfortunately A Simple Favor fits into the not so good side in my opinion. The film tries to throw too many different things together at once and gets kind of hard to follow. The film drags on a little too much and gets you checking your watch hoping for an ending of any shape or form. Although it felt long and very time consuming, it was nice to Blake and Anna starring together. Their chemistry was excellent and it seemed as though they were passionate about the project.
A Simple Favor fails to keep the audience entertained while trying to take a modern take on a who done it film. There’s a great cast with a shared the same passion for the project. The film drags on and is hard to follow at times.If you like Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, you might like the movie. A Simple Favor tries to juggle too many things at once.
A Simple Favor Review at Theater with Standard Viewing
Screening Provided by Entertainment One