Film Review: A Simple Favour (2018)

I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for Blake Lively since I watched The Age of Adaline. What? I liked it and I’m not embarrassed to admit it!

A simple favour follows a somewhat tightly-wound single-mom blogger called Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), and a wild, haute couture, live-life-to-the-full Emily (Blake Lively).

They are extremes, but become bound together when Emily disappears, literally leaving Stephanie holding the baby (well… small child).

This is a great mix of thriller, psychological thriller, mystery and comedy, and it’s not clear at any point which one the writers and director were really aiming at.

However, that doesn’t matter, because the result of all of that is a great, light-hearted film that thunders along to deliver a nicely wrapped up, madcap and funny ending.

I really enjoyed this film.

I give it an easy 7.5/10.