Becky Brynolf (And Then What podcast) and Ella Watts (Orphans podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Becky’s choice A Simple Favour. A Simple Favour is a 2018 black comedy from director Paul (Bridesmaids) Feig starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.

Anna Kendrick plays single mum vlogger Stephanie who becomes friends with Blake Lively’s ultra-glam Emily after their two sons become friends after sharing a few afternoon martinis. Initially jealous of Emily’s designer house and steamy romance with her husband Sean (Henry Golding) Stephanie soon ends up being caught up in a murder mystery after being asked to do a ‘simple favor’ by Emily. Things get even more mysterious and more bizarre as Stephanie starts to investigate and post her findings on her vlog.

 

Everyone involved in making this looks like they are having a whale of a time, particularly Blake Lively, who is sexy, camp and frequently hilarious. While the plot twists, turns and thickens it doesn’t throw many surprises along the way – the red herrings are pretty obvious and the viewer is often a step ahead of its characters. That said, A Simple Favour is a lot of fun to watch.

Scores

Despite not being the lesbian/bi mystery murder romp Ella had hoped for A Simple Favour still has a lot going for it, unlikely to be a classic but mostly enjoyable and great to see two female leads owning a film. A Simple Favour scores a respectable 3.53 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen A Simple Favor? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

Episode #131 Crew Links

 

Thanks to the Episode #131 Crew of Becky Brynolf ( @rabbitinahat ) from And Then What podcast (@andthenwhatpod) and Ella Watts @GejWatts from Orphans podcast (@OrphansAudio)

 

Find their websites online at https://soundcloud.com/user-585702036 and  https://www.orphanspod.com/

 

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More about A Simple Favor

 

For more info on A Simple Favor, you can visit A Simple Favor IMDb page here or A Simple Favor Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

Kong: Skull Island

A U.S. military and scientific team sets out to survey an uncharted remote island, unaware of the gigantic surprise that lies in wait for them.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 19th October 2019

Daddy’s Home 2

The blissful co-parenting groove of dads Brad and Dusty is disrupted by a holiday visit from their fathers — one a macho man, the other a softie.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 19th October 2019

The Laundromat

When a widow gets swindled out of insurance money, her search for answers leads to two cunning lawyers in Panama who hide cash for the superrich.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 18th October 2019

The Game Changers

Special Forces trainer James Wilks asks elite athletes to compare the merits of meat, protein and plants for building strength. Spoiler: plants win.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 16th October 2019

Eli

With his desperate parents in tow, an 11-year-old boy with a debilitating illness checks into an isolated clinic to undergo experimental therapy.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 18th October 2019

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Rio 2

Blu, Jewel and their three youngsters visit the Amazon, where they find adventure, friends old and new, and even a little danger.

Leaving: 28th October 2019

 

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