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A Simple Favor (L'ombre d'Emily)

A SIMPLE FAVOR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
Duration: 117 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2018
IMDb: 7.2
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Schmoes Know
September 18, 2018 The ladies made me care throughout...I sat there intrigued, interested, and I thought it worked.
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Liquid Marmalade
September 18, 2018 Save your popcorn money unless you're in need of a giggle and into a whole new genre of thriller comedy.
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September 18, 2018 It's a film trapped between two genres that doesn't quite succeed at either, although to its credit, the likable cast - and especially the performance of Blake Lively - make it a worthy digital rental or Netflix watch.
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New Yorker
September 14, 2018 The performances by Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are so invigorating, so generous with pointed inflections and snappy gestures, that they fill the movie's good-humored, amply plotted emptiness.
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September 14, 2018 What a relief to watch a film unafraid of letting its hair down.
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Time Out
September 14, 2018 It's gratifying to see Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick both earning their keep in director Paul Feig's borderline-nutso crime comedy, one that won't be confused for a new Gone Girl. But even second-rate trashy turnarounds are worth savoring.
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Fort Worth Weekly
September 18, 2018 Better yet, this disreputably entertaining thriller makes us see everybody involved in a new light.
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San Diego Reader
September 14, 2018 Director Paul Feig doesn't seem able to decide whether he's making a slightly outré crime comedy, a blithely twisted relationship thriller, a brightly lit horror melodrama, or maybe an arch meta-take on all three.
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Rolling Stone
September 14, 2018 Until an ending that flies ruinously off the rails, Paul Feig's bouncy comedy-thriller brings out the scrappy best in Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively and offers an unexpected take on the twists and turns of female friendship.
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New York Magazine/Vulture
September 14, 2018 A Simple Favor seems to yearn for a bygone era of nail-biter, but rather than wallow in pastiche, it comes up with something truly contemporary feeling.
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Paste Magazine
September 18, 2018 As messy and predictable as its plot can get, A Simple Favor is an engaging throwback to the aforementioned tongue-in-cheek mysteries, drawing much of its energy from the chemistry between Kendrick and Lively. It need not be any more than that.
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Metro (UK)
September 19, 2018 While Feig's neo-noir soap opera fizzes with comedy camp, Jessica Sharzer's script is spiked with acid wit and chilling nastiness.
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IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...