A Simple Favor was a surprise. It’s a clever, funny thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Blake Lively is superb as the sophisticated and mysterious Emily while Anna Kendrick is adorable as the over achieving under confident Stephanie. These two actresses play off each other wonderfully. It is charming to watch them get to know each other. Throw in Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) as Emily’s loving husband and you have quite a trio. Jean Smart (Life Itself) and Linda Cardellini (Green Book) each have a wonderful scene. Rupert Friend (Death of Stalin) and Canadian actor Andrew Moodie have excellent supporting turns. I don’t want to give anything away because I was surprised how the movie really kept me in suspense. Costume designer, Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, deserves an award for all the beautiful clothes. I recommend that you see this film in theaters.
When this movie comes to streaming devices it will be a great reason to have a girl’s night. The perfect menu is pretty easy so we won’t be posting a companion recipe for this review. You should serve very strong gin martinis with lemon twists, Caesar salad with bread crumbs instead of croutons and fudgy brownies. A complete dinner with roasted potatoes, green beans and roasted chicken would not be a step too far.
Our Rating for A Simple Favor
Official Trailer A Simple Favor
Official Synopsis of A Simple Favor
A woman seeks to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend.
A Simple Favor Q & A
|Principle Cast||Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding, Jean Smart, Linda Cardellini, Rupert Friend, Andrew Moodie|
|Screenwriter||Jessica Sharzer, based on the book by Darcey Bell|
|Production Companies||Lionsgate, Feigco Entertainment, Bron Studios|
|Run Time||117 minutes|
|Genre||Drama, Comedy, Crime|
|Premier||September 10, 2018 New York City|