A Simple Favor (2018)

When a film shifts its genre it can be an exciting point in the movie. IN this one it goes from Mommy food blogging to mystery. Unfortunately though, it follows no standard rule for mystery. The audience doesn’t know what to look for because it’s neither Hitchcock style nor Agatha Christie. What you have here is a lumpy mess of dough in a cooking bowl on Youtube that’s just never going to rise.

A Simple Favor (2018)
R | 1h 57min | Comedy , Crime , Drama | 14 September 2018 (USA)
A woman seeks to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend.
Director: Paul Feig
Writers: Jessica Sharzer (screenplay by), Darcey Bell (based upon the novel by)
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding

Director Paul Feig did “The Heat.” That film worked 100% because of the comedic talents of Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. I can’t identify much to attribute to the director. In my opinion, this film doesn’t know what it is supposed to be and that’s why it “forfeits” a decent score. The director is supposed to tell us what we are in for and then deliver that. This film is like 3-4 genres in one and none succeeds.

The film is surviving because of a few critics. I think the actors in the film are the real reason it stays afloat. I was highly disappointed. The “twists” at the end (there are about 40) are heinous. They offer no satisfaction to the world’s longest and possibly the most boring film ever made. 4/10.

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