‘A Simple Favor’ Review

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I wanted to see “A Simple Favor” again as soon as the credits started rolling. The film is full of twists and turns that keep the viewer guessing. It is also bolstered by the strong performances of the main characters, mothers that unexpectedly become friends through their children. Stephanie, played by Anna Kendrick, is a blogger with a relatively dull life, while the mysterious Emily, played by Blake Lively, works for a glamorous high-class fashion company. One day, however, Emily suddenly goes missing, and it is up to Stephanie to find her.

The ending is the biggest plot twist of all, so I am not going to spoil it. The sheer amount of jaw-dropping moments in this movie will make any viewer want to see it again. The twists and turns, lies and deceit had everyone in the theater gasping. My only complaint is that the movie was slightly all over the place because it included so many different elements; however, this problem was not so severe that viewers struggled to keep up with the plot. Be warned that this movie is rated R for a reason, and there is a fair amount of sexual humor and language. With that being said, I personally cannot wait to buy it when it is released on DVD.

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