A Simple Favour

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Re: A Simple Favour

#1 Post by Jia » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:45 pm

Really great movie; excellent performance from the 3 main actors. If you love thrillers/suspense movies, you'll enjoy this one. However, main twists and turns were predictable (but this doesn't ruin the fun). 8/10

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Re: A Simple Favour

#2 Post by stuartboy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:09 pm

I thought this was rather brilliant. I was slightly underwhelmed with the opening scene where it was in the form of a computer screen showing a blog and I thought here we go again.....Searching. Thankfully it didn't last. Also the initial story setting seemed over elaborate, but this quickly passed as it developed into a very well written and engaging thriller.

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Re: A Simple Favour

#3 Post by alythonian » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:25 pm

Well that was a bit bonkers, but in a good way! Entertaining nonsense withgood performances.
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#4 Post by Marcia Queen » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:44 pm

I saw this tonight at Wimbledon. Good storyline enjoyed it, and will recommend to others. 8/10

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#5 Post by raj101 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:41 am

this was ok.

I actually saw the red carpet event at BFI on Monday too, which was a bizarrely fake red carpet, as the other end of it opened into the bfi exit so you could easy just stand at the exit and see the stars walk in instead of yards away outside.

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#6 Post by baty » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:44 am

Well, I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this film and my OH did not sleep at all through it - my personal film tester. The twists and turns were enough to stop you drifting away and not so bad that you got lost in the story. Loved the music which I shall be looking up for my spotify list - I could do with a bit of like manner movement in my small kitchen!

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#7 Post by KM&M » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:55 am

I really enjoyed it and didn't see the ending coming.
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#8 Post by tonethestone » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:28 pm

Found plot flimsy and too unbelievable, wasn’t bad but nothing special, wouldn’t watch again 2/5
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Re: A Simple Favour

#9 Post by RevKeith39 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:45 pm

Was this a thriller with comedic tendencies or a comedy with a dark underbelly? I’m not sure if the makers were really sure so for me it sort of fell between the two. I enjoyed it overall, but perhaps it would have been stronger with a better focus. Excellent performances from all concerned. My OH gave it a strong 9 but I hovered around 7.5/10. Worth seeing.
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Re: A Simple Favour

#10 Post by ladams888 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:31 am

Saw this in a very full Wimbledon Odeon. Although billed as a thriller, after a strong start it lost momentum about half-way through and degenerated into a comedy. Anna Kendrick was good as the annoying, vlogging single mother and Blake lively was good at – being a tall, beautiful, modelesque mum – in fact – being herself.

It was an OK film. Don’t think I would have pa*d to see it, but would probably watched it on Netflix. 6/10

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