I wanted to like A Simple Favor, I really did, but apparently that wasn’t enough to make it happen. It has a great cast, an intriguing story line and good director but it simply wasn’t for me.
I admit that Anna Kendrick’s character being a vlogger intrigued me, given that I am in the same line of work. That combined with Anna Kendrick always cracks me up so I wanted to see how she would do in a more serious role. I wanted to like her character, I really did, but she irritated me. However, I don’t think that is a reflection of Anna. It’s simply the character that is so frustrating.
The story line was intriguing but there was so much going on. The friendship between Emily and Stephanie. The reason Emily went missing. The relationship between Sean and Stephanie. The relationship between Emily and Sean. You see what i am saying? They explored way too many dynamics that I don’t think they did any one story justice. Honestly, the ending was weak.
Is this movie appropriate for the kiddos? Nope. There is sexual content, bad language and some violence. Quite honestly, I was done with the movie at a certain point so I can’t imagine it holding a teens attention for too long given their shorter attention span.
A Simple Favor is in theaters on September 14, 2018 and while I encourage you to watch it, I would suggest you wait until you can rent it.
More about A Simple Favor
Stephanie is a widowed, single mother who works as a vlogger in Connecticut. Her best friend, Emily, seems to have it all — a successful career, a loving family and a glamorous lifestyle. When Emily mysteriously disappears one day, Stephanie launches her own investigation by digging into her friend’s past — and finding a few surprises along the way.