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Film Reviews

A Simple Favor (2018) - Shreya Sachdev

A Simple Favor is a 2018 drama film directed by Paul Feig and stars Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding, and many others. A Simple Favor is about a woman named Stephanie (played by Anna Kendrick) who is a stay at home mother and has a son. She also has her own Youtube channel and earns income through that. One day, she meets Emily (played by Blake Lively) at her son’s school. Emily is there because she also has a son that goes to the same school. When the two boys want to have a playdate together, Emily and Stephanie become friends and Stephanie soon learns that Emily is a very interesting and mysterious woman. Only a few days later, Emily goes missing and Stephane takes it upon herself to try and find her. Through her search, Stephanie discovers many interesting things about Emily. Therefore, the entire story revolves around Stephanie’s search for Emily and the relationship that these two woman have. I will say that I think it’s really interesting to see Anna Kendrick playing this kind of role, because usually we see her in comedy and romance movies, rather than any drama/thriller type movie, and I think she does quite a good job. Blake Lively, likewise, does a great job at acting as a very mysterious woman with a lot of secrets. I think the plot line was also interesting and intriguing, but it can get quite confusing and somewhat dull towards the end. Nevertheless, I would still recommend people to watch this movie. I give it a 8/10.

Shreya Sachdev