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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... See more »

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Stephanie Smothers
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Nicky Nelson
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Miles Smothers
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Mrs. Kerry
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Darren
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Stacy
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Sona
Jiah Mavji ...
Sona's Daughter
Ava LaFramboise ...
Lulu
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Emily Nelson
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Sean Townsend
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Chris
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Grace (Stephanie's Mom)
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Valerie
Lila Yee ...
Margaret (Sean's Mom)
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Officer Blanco
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Sergeant Molloy
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Dennis Nylon Receptionist
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Dennis Nylon
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Kiko
Jason Oliveira ...
Diego
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Dennis Nylon Intern
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Dennis Nylon Assistant
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Detective Summervile
Howard Hoover ...
Priest
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Police Officer #1
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Police Officer #2
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Beth T.A.
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Davis
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Diana Hyland
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Bobby Chelkowsky
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Maryanne Chelkowsky
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Margaret McLanden
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Bruce Hargrave
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Librarian
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Ms. Prager
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Hope (16 Years Old)
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Faith (16 Years Old)
Umed Amin ...
Drugged Out Older Guy
Jamie Jones ...
Mr. McLanden
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Bus Tourist
Tina Legris ...
Tattoo Artist
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Detective
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Warfield Police Officer
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TV Reporter #1
Lorene Stokes ...
TV Reporter #2
Stacey Coke ...
Lawyer
Jung-Yul Kim ...
SWAT Leader (as Jungyul Kim)
Domenic Cina ...
Press #1
Julio Benitez ...
Press #2
Debra Kaiser ...
Press #3
Carmen Araiza ...
Press #4
Michael Park Ingram ...
Press #5
Glen Brough ...
Press #6
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Fashion Executive (uncredited)
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Funeral Guest (uncredited)
Daisy Fernando ...
Signing Student (uncredited)
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Signing Teacher (uncredited)
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Football Player / Student (uncredited)
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Cool Kid #1 (uncredited)
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Cool Kid #2 (uncredited)
Kimberly Rowntree ...
School Parent (uncredited)
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Female Prison Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Feig

Written by

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

Produced by

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Jason Cloth ... executive producer
Mike Drake ... executive producer
Paul Feig ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Jessie Henderson ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis ... executive producer (as Paris Kasidokostas Latsis)

Music by

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Theodore Shapiro

Cinematography by

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John Schwartzman

Film Editing by

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Brent White

Editorial Department

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Niccolo H. Bodner ... assistant colorist: Company 3 (as Tyrell Lloyd)
Ester Brym ... Asset Manager, Feature Post Production
Paul Carlin ... finishing editor
Josh Compton ... post-production coordinator
Chris Dewolde ... dailies supervisor
Annie Johnson ... digital intermediate producer
Danny Keefe ... assistant colorist
Rui Martins ... dailies supervisor
Dane R. Naimy ... first assistant editor
Steph Zenee Perez ... feature post production assistant
Alexandra Scratch ... assistant editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... digital intermediate colorist / executive producer: Company 3
Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant
Shawn Zacchigna ... colorist: dailies

Casting By

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Allison Jones

Production Design by

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Jefferson Sage

Art Direction by

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Brandt Gordon

Set Decoration by

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Patricia Larman

Costume Design by

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Renee Ehrlich Kalfus

Makeup Department

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Vivian Baker ... personal makeup artist: Ms. Lively
Scotia Boyd ... key makeup artist
James D. Brown ... hair stylist (as James Brown)
Daisy Curbeon ... hair stylist: New York
Eldo Ray Estes ... personal makeup artist: Ms. Kendrick
Cliona Furey ... hair department head
Inge Klaudi ... assistant makeup artist
Jacqueline Robertson Cull ... key hair stylist (as Jacqueline Robertson-Cull)
Cheryl Ross ... assistant hair stylist
Sean Sansom ... prosthetic makeup artist
Leslie Ann Sebert ... makeup department head (as Leslie A. Sebert)
Miyuki Mori ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Teresa Young ... daily makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jennifer Booth ... production executive: Production
Joan G. Bostwick ... production manager: NY
James K. Jensen ... post-production supervisor (as Jim Jensen)
Mark W. McCoy ... Senior Vice President: Feature Post Production
Regina Robb ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tyler Delben ... second assistant director
Joshua A. Friedman ... second assistant director: New York unit
Christiana Herbert ... production assistant
Myron Hoffert ... first assistant director
Michaela Hudson ... assistant director
Beth Mell ... third assistant director
Barbara Szeman ... fourth assistant director

Art Department

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Darleen Abbott ... construction accountant
David Best ... assistant art director
Cameron S. Brooke ... key scenic artist
Robert C. Brooke ... lead scenic artist
Julia Bucar ... set dresser
Jon Chan ... first assistant art director
Linda Cheung ... set dresser
Brian Cranstone ... on set carpenter
Ann-Marie Ferney-Tellez ... property buyer
Kevin Haeberlin ... leadman
Laura Keightley ... Set Dec buyer
John Mackenzie ... construction coordinator
Sandor Mate ... carpenter
Ryan McCaffrey ... set dresser
Kari Measham ... set decoration buyer
John Moran ... supervising graphic designer
Alexander Narizni ... On Set Dresser
Rowena O'Connor ... property master
Trevor Roache ... scenic construction shop specialist
Dave Rosa ... head painter
Henry Salonen ... first assistant art director
Jamie Staples ... assistant head painter
Brian van de Valk ... head carpenter
Toni Wong ... set dresser
Sarah Zanon ... trainee assistant art director

Sound Department

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Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor
Anna Behlmer ... re-recording mixer
Denis Bellingham ... boom operator
Greg Chapman ... production sound mixer
Ryan Coursey ... sound recordist
Andrew DeCristofaro ... supervising sound editor
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer
Nico Farias ... Spanish Dialogue Mixing
Eric Flickinger ... re-recording mix technician
Judah Getz ... adr mixer
Hector C. Gika ... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Zach Hunter ... second boom
David Jobe ... foley mixer
Ketty McDougall ... spanish dubbing director
Diego Osorio ... dubbing
Kelly Oxford ... foley editor
Mark Paterson ... re-recording mixer
Michael Payne ... sound designer
David Stanke ... first assistant sound editor
Becky Sullivan ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Chris Card ... special effects technician
Paul Hewitt ... special effects machinist
Michael Innanen ... special effects coordinator
Gary Kleinsteuber ... special effects key
Kaz Kobielski ... special effects foreman / special effects shop supervisor
Drew Longland ... special effects foreman / special effects rigging key
David Tellez ... special effects fabricator / special effects welder

Visual Effects by

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Brian DeMetz ... computer graphics artist / visual effects technical director: Final Light VFX
Brianna Domont ... visual effects consultant
Scott Dougherty ... visual effects producer
Jim Gorman ... compositor (as James A. Gorman)
David Lingenfelser ... visual effects supervisor (as Dave Lingenfelser)
Chris MacKinnon ... computer graphics artist
Sean O'Connor ... compositor
Jay Shindell ... rotoscope artist
Jeff W. Smith ... tracking artist
Tim Weber ... visual effects coordinator: FURIOUS FX

Stunts

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Josephine Buettner ... double
Tim Cody ... stunt driver
Tom Farr ... additional stunt coordinator / key stunt rigger / stunt driver
Cam Fergus ... stunt double: Henry Golding / stunt driver / stunt rigger
Sarah Hödlmoser ... stunt double: Blake Lively
Brook Jones ... stunt safety
Dana Jones ... stunt double: anna kendrick
Jamie Jones ... stunt coordinator
Kelly Jones ... stunt rigger
Alexa Marcigliano ... driving double: Anna Kendrick
Steve 'Shack' Shackleton ... stunt performer
John Stead ... stunt performer
Dave Van Zeyl ... stunt rigger
Al Vrkljan ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Allan ... gaffer
James R. Belletier ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, New York unit
Mark Berdock ... dolly grip
Andrea Bias ... second assistant camera: "a" camera, New York unit
Martin Brown ... epk camera
Michael Carella ... b cam operator
Angelo Colavecchia ... camera operator
Jeff DaSilva ... first assistant camera
Glendon Davis ... epk camera
Federico De Marco ... libra head technician
John W. Duvall ... key grip: ny
Matthew Harris ... video playback operator
Brian Heller ... aerial director of photography: New York unit
Peter Iovino ... still photographer
Dave Isern ... additional camera operator
Robert Johnson ... key grip
Alex Lawrence ... electrician
Bruce Macaulay ... additional still photographer
Valerie Martin ... second assistant "b" camera
Anthony Nocera ... digital video assist
Gautam Pinto ... digital imaging technician
Matthew Reid ... second assistant "a" camera
Ron Renzetti ... dolly grip
Dean Stinchcombe ... "a" camera first assistant
Peter Symonowicz ... digital imaging technician: new york unit
Daniel Tacchino ... Camera Utility
Walter Thomson ... additional still photographer
Phil Whitfield ... best boy
Ian C. Harris ... daily rigging electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Emily Buntyn ... casting assistant
Ashley Gray ... casting associate
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Ben Harris ... casting associate
Sarah McDonald ... casting assistant
Jonathan Oliveira ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Holly Marie Lloyd ... costume assistant
Kathleen Meade ... costume supervisor
Marcia Scott ... assistant costume designer
Mia Sturup ... Background Costume Coordinator
Soo Luen Tom ... set costumer

Location Management

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Marty Dejczak ... location manager
Sandra Mikki ... location scout
Joaquin Diego Prange ... location manager: New York Unit
Laura Walker ... location production assistant

Music Department

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Laurence Anslow ... protools recordist
David Arch ... piano
Christine Bergren ... music clearance and licensing
Thomas Bowes ... orchestra leader
Celeste Chada ... scoring consultant
John W. Chapman ... score editor
Alexa Collazo ... music clearance
Nathan Matthew David ... score programmer
Paul Edmund-Davies ... musician: flute
Alex Ferguson ... assistant engineer
Chris Fogel ... score recorded and mixed by
Dave Foster ... music librarian
Susie Gillis ... orchestra contractor
Mark Graham ... conductor / head of music preparation / orchestrator
Dave Hage ... music librarian
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
John Ashton Thomas ... additional orchestrator
Erica Weis ... music editor / music supervisor
Oren Yaacoby ... assistant music editor
Joe Zimmerman ... music preparation

Transportation Department

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Holly Barbet ... driver: cast
Wayne Corrigan ... exclusive driver: Blake Lively
Judy Fauteux ... driver: cast Joshua Satine
Shannon Peddle ... unit driver
Dave Staples ... transportation coordinator
David Street ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Palmer Baranek ... assistant: Ms. Henderson
Shamso Bihi ... assistant: Mr. Drake
Jake Burling ... office production assistant
Elspeth Cassar ... production coordinator
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot
Darren Cerullo ... ground coordinator
David Clayton ... title designer: Plucky
Jason Cox ... epk/bts producer
Jennifer Kristin Cox ... assistant: Michael Paseornek
Jeff Dash ... SVP, production accounting, Lionsgate
Adam Davids ... legal and business affairs
David Davoli ... legal and business affairs
Katharine Duke ... payroll accountant
Andrea Eisen ... set teacher
Karim Escribano ... 3rd Assistant Accountant
Krystle Ferdinand ... daily set production assistant
Jen Gillespie ... production secretary
Lynne Hedvig ... assistant to jessie henderson
Julia Hutchison ... second assistant accountant
Maria Hyde ... assistant: Ms. Lively
Justin Kirshenbaum ... production assistant
Ashley Kravitz ... clearance coordinator
Craig Lenti ... DVD Commentary Producer: Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Paul Feig
Beth Li ... title animator
Warner Loughlin ... acting coach
Greg Lubin ... assistant: Mr. Feig
David Magdael ... publicist
Jeffrey J. Marks ... main title producer / title producer: Plucky
Curtis A. Miller ... svp, physical production: Lionsgate Entertainment
Josephine Ochej ... assistant production coordinator
Michael Paseornek ... president of production
Accounts Payable ... 3rd Assistant Accountant
Carl Pedregal ... head of feature post production
Marcelo Penarrieta ... location production assistant
David Albert Pierce ... additional legal services
Timothy Scott Ralston ... screening operations executive
Derek Robertson ... script coordinator
Talia Russo ... stand in for Anna Kendrick
Daniela Saioni ... script supervisor
Dee Schuka ... post production accountant
Simab Shabir ... travel consultant
Lisa Shamata ... publicist
Sat Sidhu ... set teacher
Donna Sloan ... president, physical production: Motion Picture Group: Lionsgate Entertainment
Steven Thibault ... finance executive: BRON
Laura Thorne ... standin
Dave Tommasini ... helicopter pilot
Sophia Travaglia ... Assistant To Blake Lively
Karla Trujillo Villon ... Travel Coordinator
Greg Whiteside ... computer and video playback supervisor
Annie Wilmer ... assistant: Ms. Kendrick

Thanks

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Mike Rizzuto ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) is a widowed single mother who runs a blog with crafts and recipes. Emily (Blake Lively) is a busy working mother, a PR director for a fashion company, whose son Nicky attends the same elementary school as Stephanie's son, Miles. Emily and Stephanie become fast friends, arranging play dates for the boys. They trade confessions, and Stephanie admits that as a teenager, she had sex with her half-brother, Chris. Emily expresses her frustration at the lack of success of her husband, English professor Sean Townsend, and their poor financial situation. Emily has a work crisis and asks Stephanie to babysit Nicky, as Sean is in London. After two days of Emily not responding to calls, Stephanie calls Emily's employer, Dennis Nylon, and he tells her she is in Miami. Stephanie calls Sean, who calls the police. Emily had told both Stephanie and Sean that she hates having her picture taken, leading Stephanie to sneak into Emily's work and find a photo, which she uses to create missing person posters..

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Taglines What Happened to Emily? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Une petite faveur (Canada, French title)
  • A Simple Favour (Canada, English title)
  • A Simple Favour (New Zealand, English title)
  • A Simple Favour (Ireland, English title)
  • A Simple Favour (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia To accentuate the contrast between the scary and the funny, director Paul Feig made the decision to shoot the movie like a brightly-lit comedy. "Thrilling things happen in the daylight rather than in darkly lit rooms." He adds, "in the suburbs, there's not a lot of hiding among the white walls and bright windows." 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Anna Kendrick/Natasha Rothwell (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Ca S'Est Arrangé See more »
Quotes [from trailer]
Sean: She's an enigma my wife. You can get close to her, but you never quite reach her. She's like a, beautiful ghost.
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