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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 »

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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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Trivia

Per a story published in the lead-up to the film's release, Paul Feig and Blake Lively used their relationships with Ralph Lauren in order to access suits from their archive in the movie. See more »

Goofs

The police discover after Emily goes missing that she rented a car from Budget paying with cash. Budget Rent-A-Car does not allow vehicle rentals without payment via credit or debit card, nor do any others in the US. Further, they require a valid driver's license as well, and thus would've already had a record of Emily's rental even if she didn't use a card to pay for it. See more »

Quotes

Stephanie: [Doing an entry for her vlog] Hi moms. Stephanie here. I'm going to do something a little different today. I normally avoid any talk of religion on the vlog. I don't want to offend any non-denominational moms, but I do think that we live on after we die. So, Emily, if you are out there, and you can hear me right now, no one could ever replace you. And you'll always be Nicky's mom. I can't take your place. I can just try to love the people that you love and try to make their lives better. I think...
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Sunshine Day
Written by Stephen McCarthy
Performed by The Brady Bunch
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Enjoyable Watch
16 January 2019 | by thekingsdomSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this. It's fun and silly and has a few thrills and twists. Can't really say much more without giving away the story. Overall a fun watch. A tad long though!


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