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A Simple Favor (2018)

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Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

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Paul Feig

Writers:

Jessica Sharzer (screenplay by), Darcey Bell (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Stephanie Smothers
Ian Ho ... Nicky Nelson
Joshua Satine ... Miles Smothers
Glenda Braganza ... Mrs. Kerry Glenda (as Braganza)
Andrew Rannells ... Darren
Kelly McCormack ... Stacy
Aparna Nancherla ... Sona
Jiah Mavji Jiah Mavji ... Sona's Daughter
Ava LaFramboise Ava LaFramboise ... Lulu
Blake Lively ... Emily Nelson
Henry Golding ... Sean Townsend
Dustin Milligan ... Chris
Danielle Bourgon Danielle Bourgon ... Grace (Stephanie's Mom)
Gia Sandhu ... Valerie
Lila Yee Lila Yee ... Margaret (Sean's Mom)
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Storyline

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Can you keep a secret? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Simple Favor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,050,000, 14 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,439,350, 17 October 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Paul Feig's second non-full-fledged comedy film since I Am David (2003). It is darker when compared to many of the other films he previously directed. See more »

Goofs

Sean and Stephanie are talking over a couple of glasses of Laphroaig scotch. At one point, the glass disappears from Sean's hand and then in the next shot reappears. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Emily: Brotherfucker
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Connections

References Law & Order (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

La Madrague
Written by Jean-Max Rivière (as Jean-Max Riviere) and Gérard Bourgeois (as Gerard Robert Edouard Bourgeois)
Performed by Brigitte Bardot
Courtesy of Mercury Records France under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A great entertaining and surprise feast!
18 September 2018 | by jhk33-944-433539See all my reviews

Anna Kendrick is exceptional and a absolute joy in this movie! YES, Oscar Nominee for sure. Incredibly directed and photographed. The right amount of suspense and intrigue too! Directed humor to please the tone and keep you guessing! A must se fun flick without tons of massive killings or special effects. Great writing with sharp dialogue will keep your attention.

big kudos to Bake Lively who showed off some extra acting skills that complemented the plot and worked perfect with Anna! GO SEE THIS MOVIE!! :-)


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