Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1hr 56m
Paul Feig (Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids) reveals his darker side in a stylish neo-noir centred around do-gooder stay-at-home-mum Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) attempting to uncover the truth about the sudden disappearance of unlikely friend Emily (Blake Lively).
Anyone familiar with Gossip Girl will know how fitting this role is for Lively, who brings a sleek performance to this sexy thriller. At first glance, the two women could not be more different— Stephanie is a mummy-vlogger whilst Emily has a high-powered fashion job and picks up her children from school in a tuxedo and stilettos. Their respective children beg for a playdate, which is how the two end up bonding over martinis in Emily’s expensive, minimalistic living room. It becomes apparent they two may not be as different as we think, but their new-found friendship comes to an abrupt halt when Emily goes missing— and the spotlight falls right on her husband, Sean (Henry Goulding, also starring in the equally mad Crazy Rich Asians).
With pitch-black humour and plenty of knots to undo, A Simple Favour unfolds into a story of secrets, loyalty and betrayals that is sure to keep you hooked.