Starring: Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding
Director: Paul Feig
Runtime: 1 hour, 57 minutes
Based upon the novel by Darcey Bell
Crime | Drama | Suspense | 2018
When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I immediately was reminded of Pretty Little Liars. From what little the trailer showed us, this fact alone really intrigued me in wanting to see this movie, along with the fact of the two leading actresses. As David said in his All I See Is You review, Lively has been all over the map when it comes to movies ever since Gossip Girl ended. There have been some good ones, Shallows for example, and there have been some bad ones, All I See is You for example. A Simple Favor however, is very good. Blake Lively plays Emily, a mother and wife who works hard to keep her family out of debt. She doesn't put up with anything from anybody and her personality shines bright over all the other characters when it is put to life on the big screen.
Anna Kendrick plays a stay at home widowed mother. She's the quiet and shy type, and quite honestly it's a typical role for Anna. Here quirky attitude and small little lines thrown about are just like in many other movies I've seen her in. The two polar opposite character personalities were perfect on screen and even perfect for Lively and Kendrick. Other supporting actors played great in their roles too. Golding was the scumbag husband of Emily, Andrew Rannells was a father with several things to add to the comedy of the story, and the two little boys played by Ian Ho and Joshua Satine added to the whole "mother" part of the connections between the two main characters.
As for the plot, it was perfect and very enjoyable to watch. There were twists and turns, and at many times I couldn't even guess as to what would play out next because every twist that happened was so huge. The ending was perfect. Overall, this movie was a great watch and I found myself (and the rest of the theater) laughing at things almost all the characters were either saying or doing. The story was well thought out, and definitely something I would want to read in the future maybe (I'm not too excited to read books after watching movies, but I still do it sometimes).
I'm going to give A Simple Favor a "Loved it" rating. It was suspenseful, fun, and an overall thrill to see. (5/5).
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