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A Simple Favor | Things aren't what they seem

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick (left) and Blake Lively in ‘A Simple Favor’.

Stephanie (Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick) is a mommy vlogger and widow raising a grade-school-age son (Miles). Her life changed completely the day she met Emily, a glamorous career woman whose son Nicky (Ian Ho) is in Miles' class. The two women start hanging out regularly, after Stephanie was invited to Emily's lavish mansion. When Stephanie asks Emily for 'a simple favour' (to watch her son for a few hours), she was not anticipating that she would go missing.

Stephanie must now use her digital platform to search for her best friend. As the police hunt for Emily, Stephanie grows close to Emily's novelist husband, Sean (Henry Golding), but things begin to unravel as both women's past expose dark secrets. A Simple Favor is directed by Paul Feig from a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer, based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Darcey Bell. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians).