A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

Une Petite Faveur

DVD - 2018 | Widescreen edition
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A mommy vlogger seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's sudden disappearance from their small town.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVD SIM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
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Alternative Title: Petite faveur [videorecording]

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PearlyKayAm1
Mar 11, 2019

Not what I expected and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Intense, dark, with comedic flourishes.

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Rhysmac1
Mar 11, 2019

Great casting for the female leads, but I initially found both characters too ‘over the top’, implausible, and unrelateable. Once I realized it was a black comedy and not a serious thriller in the ‘Gone Girl’ vein I began to enjoy it for what it was.

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Mar 10, 2019

Not what I expected, but entertaining none the less. At times dark and serious and others ridiculous, goofy and quirky. Somewhat predictable and the profanity a bit over the top.

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jimg2000
Mar 09, 2019

The stellar cast makes this silly spoof entertaining: Lively as the hot femme fatale, Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) as a sex object and Kendrick as a nerdy vlogger. An odd film based on Darcy Bell's novel that receives a 3.23/5 stars from goodreads, which means a so-so read.

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akema
Mar 06, 2019

Found the swearing unnecessary , spoiling it!

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DawnWhite
Mar 03, 2019

Great job of casting characters! If it was a book, it would be considered a page turner!

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Jtikva
Feb 27, 2019

Funny and edgy. It kept us guessing what the ending would be. Definitely worth seeing.

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matcat44
Feb 24, 2019

Because of all the positive comments, we gave this a second look, but found the children shrill and bratty and the mothers too weird. Guess you have to be of this generation.

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mjwiggins
Feb 09, 2019

Sexy, twisty, cheeky fun. Go in knowing as little as possible and enjoy the ride!

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V2000J
Feb 08, 2019

I read the book and loved the book. The movie takes ideas from the book but creates a new different story that has a similar sprit. If you read the book you'll notice several different character changes in the movie. The book and movie both have a plot twist at the end, but they are completely different. Overall I would recommend both the movie and the book since they both tell a good story. The book is more of a thriller while the movie has a more comedic take on the story.

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jimg2000
Mar 09, 2019

Emily, is missing right now. She asked me a simple favor, to pick up her son, Nicky, from school, which was five days ago.
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My dad died when I was a senior in high school. And this boy showed up to the funeral. His name was Chris. And I guess he was the spitting image of my father, 30 years younger. My mom thought she saw a ghost. And it turned out
he was my half-brother.
-That's your whole secret? That your dad had an affair?
No!
-Okay, can you just tell me your secret? Come on, spill it, dark side.
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Stephanie, go home. Emily had some Xanax in the medicine cabinet. Take one. Take two. Yeah. Maybe she has some heroin lying around. Hmm? This is all just grief. Just stages of grief.
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That's Squaw Lake! The kids all joke that it's holy water. Any fish you pull out of there is guaranteed to feed a multitude.

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