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5 Reasons To Watch “A Simple Favor” This Halloween

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A Simple Favor may be America’s best thriller for 2018. Directed by Paul Feig, this dark comedy-thriller truly leaves audiences on the edge of their seats. Both Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick give fantastic performances as stars of the film, where one housewife discovers the dark secrets of another. Here’s why you need to see this comedic thriller before October 31st.

A Movie Built On Plot Twists

A Simple Favor revolves around dedicated mom and housewife Stephanie (Kendrick), and her new friend Emily (Lively). Emily is the exact opposite of Stephanie, with suave wardrobe and untouchable cool-girl attitude to boot. But when Emily suddenly goes missing, the plot starts to unravel at the seams. From a murderous twin sister to friend fallouts, from suspicious family dealings to characters falling in love with the wrong partners, this thriller has more plot twists than you can count on both hands.

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Contrasting Characters That Undergo An Unexpected Change

Stephanie and Emily could not be more opposite. Stephanie starts as an overachieving, somewhat uptight mommy blogger with a seemingly perfect life, until she gets tangled up with the aloof and deeply sinister Emily. Emily is throughout the movie the perfect antidote to Stephanie’s goody-two-shoes persona. That is, until the end of the movie when you’re left wondering what happened to the sweet and innocent Stephanie you met at the beginning.

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Strong And Complex Women On Screen

This movie, unlike most Hollywood blockbusters, portrays two deeply complex and emotionally layered women. Anna Kendrick’s character especially goes through several transformations before the finale, while Blake Lively’s performance is fierce and empowering, despite the fact that she becomes the evil of the story. Director Feig comments, “There have been so many bad portrayals of women on screen over the years, I just really want to make sure I don’t add to that.”

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A Thriller That’s Still Fun

A Simple Favor is unlike other Holywood thrillers in that it has layers of comedy mixed in with the suspense and terror. Director Feig claims he was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock. He said in an interview he wanted to “…walk that line between thriller and comedy… I love the [thriller] genre. But I always find myself wishing they were a little more fun at the same time, while still taking them dead seriously.”

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True Talent From Every Corner

A Simple Favor stars two of Hollywood’s most adored actresses, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. However, they’re not the only two stars that are bringing in fans. Henry Golding, who just recently starred in Crazy Rich Asians, plays the role of Emily’s husband and delivers a killer performance through and through. Other T.V. and film stars, including Linda Cardellini and Rupert Friend, also make exceptional appearances.

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