A Simple Favor

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Sex, language, violence in comedic noir for adults.

R 2018 117 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 14+
As a 14 year old who watched this, I think it was really good. Anna Kendrick's character, Stephanie Smothers, is probably the most positive role model, being an amazing single mum. However, she's not perfect, having incestual sex with her half-brother and then with her best friend Emily Nelson's (married) husband, Sean Townsend. The hookup with the husband is a bit of gray area, to be honest, because he'd just found out that his wife had died and was emotionally unstable. Emily Nelson is probably the worst role model in the film. She's a toxic friend, swears quite often, isn't really that good of a parent and is also an alcoholic. In one instance, when she finds out that Stephanie slept with her half-brother, Emily creates the phrase "brotherf**ker", which is used quite often throughout the film. Emily Nelson is reckless and an expert con-woman, who leads many false lives throughout the film. This movie contains quite a lot of somewhat graphic sexual content. Emily and Sean's relationship is openly lustful, and the two make out in front of Stephanie in a scene. Sex and sexual pleasure is shown quite commonly, but any sex scenes are only shot from the waist-up, and the camera focuses on the thrusts and pleasure on the character's faces. In one scene, a pink d*ldo is shown. It's not very detailed/lifelike, but the tip and the balls are clearly visible. Nudity is only shown through nude art, such as drawings of naked breasts and torsos. One artwork, painted at an ant's-eye-view of a naked woman that shows pubic hair and breasts, is shown many times in the film.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

So good

just watch it

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