A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

REVIEWS

What do you get when you put two talented and experienced female leads in a film directed by Paul Feig (the comical mind behind Bridesmaids and The Heat)? Apparently, a dark and twisted tale riddled with mysterious family secrets. Surprised? Us too. But we like where this is going.

Starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, A Simple Favour sees a curious Stephanie (Kendrick) befriend the striking and seemingly elusive Emily (Lively) while picking their kids up from school. After Emily asks Stephanie for a “simple favour”, she suddenly goes missing, and it’s up to Stephanie to uncover the truth behind the sudden disappearance in their small town. Intriguing stuff.

This isn’t the director’s first foray into the darker side of cinema, as he also made the heart-breaking I Am David. We have a little trust in Feig, so here’s hoping for a good thriller.

The bottom line
An intriguing, dark tale from a comedy director.

DETAILS

A Simple Favor
DirectorPaul Feig
CastingAnna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding