Can you keep a secret?
Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Eric Johnson, Jean Smart, Sarah Baker
|Screenplay||Jessica Sharzer, from the novel by Darcey Bell|
|Produced by||BRON Studios, Feigco Entertainment|
|Language||Strong impact, frequent, normalised, glamourised and demeaning|
|Nudity||Mild impact, infrequent, sexual.|
|Violence||Realistic, strong impact psychological violence.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||Note: 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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|R: Restricted||Rated R for sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Helen Herimbi Mommy vlogger thriller will leave you gobsmacked.
Herschelle Benjamin Kinkels in die kabel laat jou naels kou in dié boeiende rolprent.
Leandra Engelbrecht There 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.
Jim Judy Enough 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.
Tomatometer Twisty, 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.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Michael Ordona Sex, language, violence in comedic noir for adults.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 72%