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A SIMPLE FAVOR (2018): The Thing I Liked…

A Simple Favor (2018): Blake Lively
A Simple Favor (2018): Blake Lively

Director Paul Feig’s crime / thriller about a mommy vlogger trying to find out the real reason behind her new best friend’s sudden disappearance is a movie I liked less than I expected to. 

Starring Blake Lively, Henry Golding and Anna Kendrick, what I liked most about A Simple Favor, besides Lively’s character Emily’s great sense of style is her embodiment of a young woman in charge who refuses to take nonsense from anyone.

It’s therefore no wonder then that Kendrick’s outwardly super sweet Stephanie was very much drawn to the clearly inspiring and very fun to watch Emily.

There was a moment after all the key characters seemed to have been established that I wondered where the story was really going. What I most certainly didn’t expect is that I’d find A Simple Favor to be rather unsatisfying overall.

Having never read the book on which this movie is based, I’d prepared myself for a different kind of experience; one that was a fun mystery with entertaining dialogue, but without things taking quite the the dark turn that they did. And when I say ‘dark,’ I’m really mostly referring to the truth behind Emily, her true nature. It’s clear to me now that I simply wanted to like her.

The last time a movie did something similar to me, almost like a bait and switch was The Lobster (2015). And just like the Lobster, I liked the earlier half of A Simple Favor more.

Watch it if you’re so curious, maybe you’ll enjoy the darkness.

Happy Film Loving


THE FOUNDER (2016): New Trailer From Michael Keaton, Laura Dern & Nick Offerman

The Founder (2016), Michael Keaton
The Founder (2016), Michael Keaton

It is time for the movie adaptation of the story of McDonald’s, a.k.a, ‘the golden arches’, a.k.a, ‘Macca’s’,  a.k.a, ‘Macci D’s’ a.k.a…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBIxg3XiBawI’ll be watching for all the business stuff.

The Founder Release Dates: January 20th, 2017 (US); February 17th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂


DADDY’S HOME (2015): New Comedy From Mark Wahlberg & Will Ferrell

Daddy's Home (2015), Will Ferrell
Daddy’s Home (2015), Will Ferrell

In the new Daddy’s Home trailer starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, it looks like the famous charisma and charm synonymous with Wahlberg, coupled with Ferrell’s comedy expertise is going to result in a very funny movie. Especially when you add the ‘cool biological dad versus new and not so cool stepdad’ dynamic.

Directed by Sean Anders and John Morris (part of the team behind 2013 comedy hit We’re The Millers), there’s no reason not to hope for good things.

Happy Daddy’s Home 🙂