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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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What Happened to Emily? 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 | Canada

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:

$53,542,417, 20 November 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Feig convinced Anna Kendrick to take on the complicated role of Stephanie. He "especially loves her when she plays people who are sweet and helpful and candid --- and that is Stephanie." And he trusted that Kendrick would make sure that Stephanie had a backbone. 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

Stephanie: You don't want to be unable to be in Nicky's life
Emily: [snaps a pistol on her] Well You certainly won't be
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Soundtracks

Les Passants
Written by Zaz (as Isabelle Geffroy) and Tristan Solanilla
Performed by Zaz
Courtesy of Play On
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Courtesy of Play On/Warner Music France, a Warner Music Group Company
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It's a beautiful stylish movie with outstanding performances!
12 September 2018 | by coolkevinsmithSee all my reviews

A Simple Favor is an amazing flim with a talented cast, Blake Lively was a stand-out for me and Anna Kendrick was perfect for the role as Stephanie. The clothing and style in the film are amazing. This film should be seen by people who liked thrillers and mysteries!


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