A Simple Favor (2018)
Will a simple favor be the door to a chaos? And is everybody has a dark secret?
It's about Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) a single mother who also runs a parenting vlog. Her life was mediocre and boring until she met Emily (Blake Lively). Emily teaches Stephanie about so many things to live her uptight live more glorious. Everything seems perfect for Stephanie and then this day come. While Emily gives Stephanie a phone call asked for a Simple Favor. Then Emily went missing and things got out of control.
Is it a comedy? Yes, but is it a thriller too? Also yes. And Paul Feig managed to pull the dark and fun stuff from this film back and forth amazingly. Without feeling awkward at all. And shouldn't i say that the writing was amazing, i couldn't tell what was going to happen next. So i just enjoy the film. And boy oh boy the twist was way beyond what i could predict. Maybe because the novel was already so good, but the screenplay was totally in help too.
Played by two gorgeous and talented girl. I've seen few of Lively works, and i could tell that she did her best here. So flawless, annoying but caring at the same time. Kendrick too, her character grew the most in this film. And she becomes so confident in the end compare to the first act. Golding on the other hand, he might don't have a long list of experience, but he is different than the charming prince you see in Crazy Rich Asians.
I really love mystery solving thriller, especially when it treated right and hell yeah. A Simple Favor was not only treated greatly but also simply becomes my favorite thriller from this year after Searching (2018). So is it a recommend? Damn right it is!