A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

DVD - 2018
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A mommy vlogger seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's sudden disappearance from their small town.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: EnglishSpanish version
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: MOVIE SIMPLE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dolby digital 5.1
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Dec 06, 2020

Not to my taste.

Sep 02, 2020

I enjoyed watching A Simple Favor! I thought that the story line was very interesting, and loved all of the suspense and mystery! I think that the Thriller aspect was very effectively done, but also appreciated the comedy and story development that was alongside it. All of the characters have very strong personalities, that make this film stand out. I think that this is a movie that teens / adults would particularly enjoy, as it definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat! There were so many twists within this movie that kept the story very shocking, which I really enjoyed, as well! I would highly recommend this film to other viewers, as it was a lot of fun to watch! 4/5 - @PenelopeScriptor of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
I loved this movie and highly recommend it for an older audience maybe ages 15-16 and up. This is probably one of my new favourite mystery comedy movies. I loved the fact that it was filled with suspense and always captured my attention. I would recommend this for people who love watching crime movies filled with suspense but are also comedic in some areas. I also thought the writing and acting was amazing starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. I also loved that the move was highly unpredictable, and I never knew what would happen next which is something I look for in a good mystery movie. I also loved the mix of dark and light comedy portrayed throughout the movie. From stay at home moms to compulsive murderous liars this movie has really got it all. At the beginning of the movie I was a little skeptical as if it would be a good mystery movie however, I loved it. 5 stars
@booknerd2020 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Aug 27, 2020

Very cute black myst-com full of surprises. Sucks U in.

Jul 26, 2020

Really enjoyed this one a lot. Kendrick & Lively were solid & had good chemistry. Well worth a watch.

Jul 14, 2020

An OK movie. Great soundtrack!

Apr 06, 2020

I love both Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively but these two wonderful actors were not enough to salvage this movie. I loved the source material; it was interesting and frustrating and kept my attention long after I finished the novel. This film changes so much about the novel, particularly the ending, and it suffers because of it. This is one of my least favourite film adaptations of all time. Perhaps it is enjoyable to watch if you haven't read the book but if you did read and enjoy the book, do yourself a [simple] favour and skip this film.

Apr 05, 2020

Smart, funny, cleverly sly ....full of surprises - very enjoyable!!

Jan 08, 2020

I'm not sure they ever decided whether they were making a thriller or a comedy.

Loved everything about it. Very clever.

Dec 03, 2019

Kinda all over the place as far as a coherent drama, or is it meant as a dramedy?? One is not sure until things turn a bit ugly near the end. Anna Kendrick has a meaty role, but thought her acting a bit uneven. Not bad, but not especially memorable either. BTS with director, Paul Feig is telling.

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she got a call for a free trip to the Bahamas just like we do too then the 2ed was emily saying brother fer an she said shes in heaven watching over her saying nice bloose i said what how does she know and her to kiss sean for her 4 millon times when she said Diabolique the movie and she said she asked her and he said he knows a sacollaer he can give him a call

then he said Nicky was born and he asked her to move in with him and the boys i said what she found a gun and a penis pink thingy for the guy and the gun inside with it when she came back the clothes were back in the closet i said what the heck there back she looked surprised they laughed the dolls are going in your backpacks or they going in the trash i mean it miyles yells mom theyre not dols god i heard guards and i said oh there teenage mutan nija tertos and when nicky gave her the note saying his mom asked him to give her a envelope she looked surprised and slammed on the brakes i said Home Depot and Party City and she almost had an accident because of her kid screaming to her and when she came home she found a picture from the envelope she found her own picture of her family on wrote on it brother f er circling there heads i said she did that where did she found her picture and she did that when did she find her picture and she did that when did she find her picture

Mar 09, 2019

Emily, is missing right now. She asked me a simple favor, to pick up her son, Nicky, from school, which was five days ago.
My dad died when I was a senior in high school. And this boy showed up to the funeral. His name was Chris. And I guess he was the spitting image of my father, 30 years younger. My mom thought she saw a ghost. And it turned out
he was my half-brother.
-That's your whole secret? That your dad had an affair?
-Okay, can you just tell me your secret? Come on, spill it, dark side.
Stephanie, go home. Emily had some Xanax in the medicine cabinet. Take one. Take two. Yeah. Maybe she has some heroin lying around. Hmm? This is all just grief. Just stages of grief.
That's Squaw Lake! The kids all joke that it's holy water. Any fish you pull out of there is guaranteed to feed a multitude.


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I said in theathers a man thought its weird she said we drink martinis together. Everyone laughed we did too and they were listening too Mambi No. 5 a little bit of Jessica I said I thought it go until my name comes up which is Monica but no when she said leave a message or f yourself everyone laughed in theathers i just thought it was wearid i heard for the love of joe not job she said thats because emily went out the for a few days and he said sje was a only child and her parents died when she was a teenager i said what and she said i'm sorry i didn't know that i was wondering what is that girl buts its Stephanie i said in theathers i don't think she likes the way she looks i think they laughed when stephane was backing away with a chair i thought stephanie said mother f i said did she just swear but she said fudge and then she was i said is she on there then I said oh she's just thinking about her when the doorbell rang i thought it was her oh is that her no it was a ditetive thery said summer and its summer the guy asked if thats his nanny no he said no its thats one of my wifes friends i didn't see kitties on her apron i said to my brother in theathers untill now on DVD when they found her not alive i said what she died and my brother said thats what it looks like like from pritty litte liars they thought ally died and ari said so if your alive then whose funaral did we go to and there was another girl and her mom was really mad at ally that she did this everyone laughed nicky said shut up and started fighting with miles stephains son and he said thatstephaine killed his mom his dad said no she didn't he said shes trying to be my new mom and she said she is not trying to be his new mom he said that mom is right you are a loser she looked up at him in shock and when sean was mad at nicky is that what she told you that shes drunk at 2.00 in the afternoon. She has just a little it made me nervous the sex part everyone laughed that she took the painting of the naked lady evan we did i said the room closet remines me of princess diaries 2 and i said now what she is gonna wair her cothes i said in theathers and she did put on a black dress then the doorbell rag i said oh now she can't take it off a lady laughed she said her zipper got stuck and it was the dictective i heard miss mother smothers in theathers not miss smothers i said did she swar my brother said thats what it looks like he said she is not underarrest ani thought she is i did too and he said sean took a lot of money before she disapered she didn't know she said and he said Dennies niylon said stephan knew more then they thought and she walk away i said what shes cutting the dress and then she found an envalope and said on it a messige and i said what he has a girlfriend cause she was touching his caller and gave him a hug at dinner she was loking at sean in a strange way and he asked what is in it bread crums she said it was in the carmercal that nicky said i saw mom today she told me to say hi to stephane but watching the movie i was shocked what i said and he said miyles saw her too he said he thought he did but he doesn't know he was playing tether ball she asked if this is a joke and said you know how we feel about lying the other kid said hes not lying saying he f word you and running away and she kissed her kid ad he asked doesn't he get a kis goodnight and she gave him a goodnight kiss i said she took her braslet but i forgot she gave it to her my brother said she did and he said she hated hated stuff like that when she showed him the braslet she gave her thats he said she stole the ring he said she said he gave it to her he said his father gave his mother the ring and emily stole it from her when they went to vistet his family during the weeked i didn't hear knock twice i heard not twice then he met her inside and they had sex it made me nervous watching it again.


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