A Simple Favour

Can you keep a secret?


A Simple Favour
After her best friend mysteriously vanishes, a mommy vlogger decides to investigate to uncover the truth. She is joined by her friend’s husband, but can she really trust him, and who is hiding which secrets from whom?

112 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Drug abuse).
Crime, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.

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I’m shaken, not stirred...
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Credits

Cast
Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Eric Johnson, Jean Smart, Sarah Baker
Director
Paul Feig
ScreenplayJessica Sharzer, from the novel by Darcey Bell
MusicTheodore Shapiro
CinematographyJohn Schwartzman
EditingBrent White
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byBRON Studios, Feigco Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime thriller.
LanguageStrong impact, frequent, normalised, glamourised and demeaning
NudityMild impact, infrequent, sexual.
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceRealistic, strong impact psychological violence.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsNote: contains spoilers.- Ed. The material contains complex and mature psychological themes, present in a the context of a crime mystery drama which exploring themes of disappearance, babysitting, crime investigation, insurance fraud, murder, secrets, deception, thievery, manipulation, single parenting, incest, truth versus lies, food blogging, death, love relationships, romance, criminal activities, friendships, finding the truth, betrayal, stalking, psychotic behaviour, mystery, receiving threats, forming an alliance, framing and confessions. The psychological central themes of psychotic personalities, manipulation, murder, lies and the immorality of incest are likely to be disturbing, harmful, distressing and inappropriate for the cognitive development of children under 16 who may find themes confusing and difficult to comprehend. The theme of incest is more isolated in the film but rather used to resolve certain plots. Incest doesn't fall within the XX category of Section 18 (3) (b) (ii) in the Films and Publications Act of 1996, as amended, because judged within context, the film and storyline of the scene is presented within artistic and dramatic merits. Furthermore incest is evidently disregarded and not normalised as Stephanie totally regrets sleeping with the half brother that she kept it a secret for so many years.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
2
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
4
Violence
4
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconMommy vlogger thriller will leave you gobsmacked.
20
Die Burger
Herschelle Benjamin quote iconKinkels in die kabel laat jou naels kou in dié boeiende rolprent.
10
24.com
Leandra Engelbrecht quote iconThere are so many great elements to this film that makes it a must watch – there’s drama, comedy and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconEnough of what’s present works and is presented with such an uber stylish and entertaining veneer that I give A Simple Favor a 6 out of 10.
12
Metacritic.com
36 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
124 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconTwisty, twisted, and above all simply fun, A Simple Favor casts a stylish mommy noir spell strengthened by potent performances from Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Michael Ordona quote iconSex, language, violence in comedic noir for adults.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
31 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
1601 users
15
IMDB
4778 Netizens
15
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 72%

14

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