Review: A Simple Favor (Carson’s View)

A Simple Favor is anything but simple. There are so many twists and turns throughout this movie that you often forget where you started and no have idea where you are going. You think you know, then you don’t, then you realize you really did know… but you didn’t. All of that may sound like it would be a lot of fun, but that is actually the least enjoyable part of A Simple Favor.

The main issue with A Simple Favor is that the tone of the movie is all over the board. There were almost as many tonal shifts as there were plot twists. At one point, it is deep into a murder mystery, then it shifts into a comedy, then back to a drama with a tease of paranormal, then ends with slapstick. A more consistent feel would have done wonders for this film.

The reason to go see A Simple Favor is simply to see Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. The two have fantastic on-screen chemistry. Every scene in which these actresses get to banter with one another is worth the price of admission. I have little doubt that in the near future they will be brought together once again. My only hope is that it will be in a more cohesive project.