A Simple Favor was intriguing, to say the least. Blake Lively played a beautiful socialite who had it all and then she was gone. Her story is seriously all sunshine and rainbows, but little do we know off in the distance the storm clouds were brewing and the storm of the century is about to arrive.
Anna Kendrick played her best friend, whose heart is pure, and can’t believe the friendship she’s fallen into. When the storm finally arrives, she appears to have taken the brunt end of it all. Life is usually tough for a single mom, but when you factor a shady past, things can go from good to bad in a split second.
What I liked about this movie was the story kept you guessing and littered the lead up to the finale with so many surprises. Who did what, why did it all happen, what other secrets don’t we know, and how will it all end? I was interested from the moment the trailer dropped and can say I was impressed with the overall story. Some will say it was extremely predictable and there were no real surprises. I thought the story was well thought out and the acting complemented the characters within the story. Yes, some of it would be considered unrealistic but you know someone somewhere attempted the same thing at least once before.
This film will definitely find it’s own little spot for people to love and remember. Filled with a cast of modern actors/actresses who have mainstream power, people should have flocked to this drama to see who survives. Some could consider this a film much like Gone Girl, but let’s be honest that movie is phenomenal and A Simple Favour just wants you to be entertained at others misfortunes or fortunes, all depending on whose side you are on. 7/10