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The thriller A Simple Favor is still playing in cinemas in the UK.
Starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, the movie is Gone Girl with a sense of humour.
As the movie makes its way through its theatrical run, critics have responded favourably.
Currently holding an 85 per cent fresh rating on reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, A Simple Favor is a must-see for any thriller-lover.
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The answer to both these questions is no.
The movie is still in its theatrical release, and has not been given a simultaneous digital release either.
It could take anywhere from three to eight months for the movie to find its way to home entertainment.
Until then if you want to figure out what happened to Emily, you’ll have to head to the cinema.
A Simple Favor: The movie is still out in UK cinemas and not available to stream (Image: Lionsgate)
Luckily, A Simple Favor is worth going to the cinema for.
Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick are the undisputed stars of the film, with Henry Golding as the hapless romantic for good measure.
With the trio of actors playing effortlessly off one another, A Simple Favor moves easily through its rather long runtime.
Slow bits of exposition are buoyed by the interjections of Stephanie’s (played by Kendrick) particular humour – a sardonic take on the mom next door whose sharp wit is slowly unveiled as the movie ticks forward.
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Lively shines as the enigmatic Emily, whose style is outmatched only by her laissez-faire approach to, well, everything.
Together the two are yin and yang – both victims of their own messy lives but also agents of change.
Henry Golding plays the husband – Sean, a failed writer and professor of English, whose literary spark was snuffed by his pursuit of Emily in a twist on traditional gender roles.
A Simple Favor winds itself through themes of sexuality and intimacy, truth and family, and what it means to be a woman, a mother and a daughter.
A Simple Favor: The thriller could take anywhere from three to eight months to arrive online (Image: Lionsgate)
Where Kendrick’s flawless portrayal of supermom Stephanie works solo as well as paired with Lively, Lively’s haughtiness works best when it is juxtaposed by Kendrick.
The twists and turns are mostly unpredictable until the split second before they happen, though some are guessable as the womens’ histories unravel.
Though Lively is set up as the glamorous, shining woman, Kendrick is the star of the movie – and of the story itself.
Based on a novel of the same name, A Simple Favor is Gone Girl with a sense of humour, a self-aware irony, and a much more satisfying ending – if neatly tied bows are your thing.
A Simple Favor is playing in cinemas now