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Year
2018
Runtime
117 min.
Director
Paul Feig
Genres
Crime, Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
55,398
Checks
1,471
Favs
64
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
4.4% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Ivan0716's avatar

    Ivan0716

    Just when you thought Anna Kendrick couldn't get any more adorable, she goes and uses Diabolique as a verb. 8 months 1 week ago
  2. dvdgrdnr's avatar

    dvdgrdnr

    A bit bloody silly really. 11 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    It's rare that we get a viable comedy thriller hybrid, but that's exactly what A Simple Favor is. Anna Kendrick's impeccable comedy timing sets the tone early on, as a vlogger mom (we're really getting a lot of computer-savvy movies this month, aren't we?) who befriends Blake Lively's femme fatale and gets into a thriller plot. And overall, it works as a dark comedy, breathing life into tired tropes. The two tones do gnaw at each other, with Kendrick's past drama pushing against her comic persona, but I'm sure thriller fans who don't get the joke will find the comedy a distraction. I certainly wasn't sure about the third act turn (a recurring problem in these kinds of stories), but it turned out well in the end. If the film isn't exactly flawless, Kendrick and Lively's chemistry as a deadly odd couple is enough to carry the picture, even if it didn't have help from lots of fun performances from day players. 10 months 4 weeks ago
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