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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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We all have secrets. 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Many differences appear from the film's source novel: In the novel, Sean works on Wall Street, while in the film, he's an English professor; Emily and Sean are wealthy; Stephanie is a blogger as opposed to a vlogger. See more »

Goofs

The police discover after Emily goes missing that she rented a car from Budget paying with cash. Budget Rent-A-Car does not allow vehicle rentals without payment via credit or debit card, nor do any others in the US. Further, they require a valid driver's license as well, and thus would've already had a record of Emily's rental even if she didn't use a card to pay for it. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Emily: Wanna trade confessions?
Stephanie: Nah, nah, nah.
Emily: Come on. What's the wildest thing you've ever done?
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Featured in The Film Review: Episode dated 21 September 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Laisse Tomber Les Filles
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by France Gall
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Movie of the year! I love a good twist! Amazing story with the perfect cast..
15 September 2018 | by brandonmckay_lfc1See all my reviews

This is the perfect movie if you know what you're getting into, a mystery/comedy. I'll keep this short & spoiler free but Blake Lively & Anna Kendrick have wonderful chemistry. The entire casting was perfect. Feig amazing again with his work. The story keeps you guessing the whole way & once you think you've figured it out, another twist happens. I've seen this multiple times & will be going again. I recommend you do the same.


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