Movie Review: A Simple Favor 🍸

Don’t be mistaken by its dark mystery movie trailer because A Simple Favor definitely contains more comedy than you think.


Anna Kendrick stars as Stephanie Smothers, and Blake Lively stars as Emily Nelson in A Simple Favor. CREDIT: Lionsgate

This post for A Simple Favor is spoiler-free, but it does contain some discussion of the novel by author Darcey Bell.

A Simple Favor (2018, directed by Paul Feig) is based on the mystery novel by Darcey Bell and follows Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) who is a single mommy vlogger who is asked by her new best friend Emily (Blake Lively) for a simple favor (I prefer favour, but okay I will abide by the American spelling since it’s on the movie poster). Emily soon goes missing and Stephanie has tasked herself to track down her best friend.

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