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.

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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, a widowed mother, who also runs a cooking vlog, befriends Emily, an upper-class secretive woman whose child goes to same elementary school as of Stephanie's. Suddenly Emily goes missing and Stephanie starts investigating, only to find dark secrets, which changes the life of Stephanie forever. Written by kuntal_ghosh2002

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We all have secrets to hide. 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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Trivia

To help promote "A Simple Favor" at CinemaCon in 2018, Blake Lively demonstrated how to make a 'perfect' martini onstage. 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

[from trailer]
Emily: Stephanie. I need your help.
Stephanie: Uh, are you okay?
Emily: I'm fine, but I do need just a simple favor. Can you come over?
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Alternate Versions

In an alternate ending on the DVD, Sean assembles a flash mob that dances for Stephanie in the school playground, ending with Sean proposing to Stephanie. See more »

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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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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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Dolby Surround 7.1

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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