“A Simple Favor” is twisted good fun.

When mommy blogger, Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), discovers that her new best friend, Emily (Blake Lively), has suddenly disappeared, she is determined to uncover the truth leading her down a thrilling path of betrayal, secrets, revenge, sex and murder.

I was very hesitant when I heard that director, Paul Feig was creating a mystery. He’s the man behind so many female driven comedies I hold near and dear to my heart, I was wondering if he could create something fantastic in another genre.

However, Feig has created a twisty blend of a mysterious thriller with good hearted comedy and wit. It is by no means the next Gone Girl but it is extremely engaging. And despite its Lifetime movie-sequel finale, A Simple Favor was simply delightful.

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively give invigorating performances that are both electrifying and hilarious. They have fantastic chemistry onscreen.

I also have to also hand it Andrew Rannels, who has several scene stealing one liners.

I will admit, I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this movie. It was a perfect entertaining escape that will have little of something for everyone.

Final Thoughts: A Simple Favor is the definition of pure entertainment with an interesting plot and great cast.

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