Movie Reviews

Hundred-Word Review – “A Simple Favor” (2018)

 

I would say that “A Simple Favor” is yet another attempt to cash in on “Gone Girl,” but that would be doing this film a disservice. While “Spy” and “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig adds his usual modernly witty touch to many scenes, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively turn in the best performances of their careers as women with engaging yet deeply self-absorbed motives for the dark seductive game they play, painting a tangled web of morally confused and tortured souls. This film perfectly blends together thrills and laughs, while always remaining charismatic and charming, almost the opposite of “Gone Girl.”

Final Grade: B+

 

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