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A Simple Favor (2018)

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Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

Director:

Paul Feig

Writers:

Darcey Bell (based upon the novel by), Jessica Sharzer (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Stephanie Smothers
Ian Ho ... Nicky Nelson
Joshua Satine ... Miles Smothers
Glenda Braganza ... Mrs. Kerry
Andrew Rannells ... Darren
Kelly McCormack ... Stacy
Aparna Nancherla ... Sona
Jiah Mavji Jiah Mavji ... Sona's Daughter
Ava LaFramboise Ava LaFramboise ... Lulu
Blake Lively ... Emily Nelson
Henry Golding ... Sean Townsend
Dustin Milligan ... Chris
Danielle Bourgon ... Grace (Stephanie's Mom)
Gia Sandhu ... Valerie
Lila Yee Lila Yee ... Margaret (Sean's Mom)
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Storyline

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Can you keep a secret? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Simple Favor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,011,689, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$53,548,586

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,644,617
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nicky and Miles are portrayed by newcomers Ian Ho and Joshua Satine, respectively. Director Paul Feig was impressed with their skills. "They're both such great actors that they became their characters." See more »

Goofs

When Emily and Stephanie meet for the first time in Emily's house, as Emily removes the fabric cuffs from her wrists, she removes the cuff on her right wrist twice. See more »

Quotes

Stephanie: [Pointing a gun at Sean] You used me.
[to Emily]
Stephanie: You used me too. But you had me made you dinner, watching your kid, sucking your dick.
Sean: I had no idea that she was still alive!
Stephanie: Stop lying.
Emily: Okay, you guys. I think we should just sit down and talk this out.
Sean: Emily, you sit down. You hated Stephanie. You used to watch her vlog and rip her apart.
Stephanie: All I wanted was to be your friend.
Emily: You were. And then you fucked my husband and my insurance plan.
Sean: Don't blame her! This is so typical of you!
[...]
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Connections

Featured in The Film Review: Episode dated 21 September 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Changement
Written by Orelsan (as Aurelien Cotentin) and Skread (as Matthieu Le Carpentier)
Performed by Orelsan
Courtesy of WAGRAM MUSIC / 7TH MAGNITUDE
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Delightful mystery-comedy movie
23 August 2019 | by bazelanna-18753See all my reviews

Although there were some plot holes, it's still a fun and fresh defective story. I was curious and thrilled until the end. It's truly recommended, especially if you want to watch something interesting but not too heavy.


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