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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.

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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

Jessica Sharzer, who adapted the book into the screenplay, was grateful when she learned that Paul Feig would be directing. "You can see in Paul's work that he has a real talent for tapping into what makes women funny, but never in a mean or two-dimensional way." See more »

Goofs

When Stephanie receives the email about Emily being spotted in Michigan, you can see it is actually an email that has been typed but not sent. The shot of the computer screen shows the "Compose" tab of Stephanie's email is open (not the inbox), with the "send email" button at the bottom of the page. See more »

Quotes

Stephanie: [Pointing a gun at Sean] You used me.
[to Emily]
Stephanie: You used me too. But you had me made you dinner, watching your kid, sucking your dick.
Sean: I had no idea that she was still alive!
Stephanie: Stop lying.
Emily: Okay, you guys. I think we should just sit down and talk this out.
Sean: Emily, you sit down. You hated Stephanie. You used to watch her vlog and rip her apart.
Stephanie: All I wanted was to be your friend.
Emily: You were. And then you fucked my husband and my insurance plan.
Sean: Don't blame her! This is so typical of you!
[...]
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Soundtracks

Comment Te Dire Adieu
Written by Arnold Goland and Jack Gold
Adapted by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Françoise Hardy
Courtesy of Parlophone/Warner Music France
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Delightful dark comedy with great lead actresses
17 September 2018 | by jeffreyhickmanSee all my reviews

My wife an I were pleasantly surprised by this gem. The two lead actresses did a great job. The first half of the movie kept you engaged. The second half dragged a bit but overall it was a very good film!


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