A Simple Favour



A vlogger sets out to find her martini-drinking friend who has disappeared unexpectedly.

"A Simple Favour" is a story that almost, but not quite, hangs together. It has a glossy sheen, with mummies parading high fashion and houses with impossibly stylish interiors. Unfortunately, the watching soon becomes dizzying, beginning with a martini with a twist, followed by a plot twist, before we twist again... clumsily sliding around plot holes. Some kudos is warranted though for sprinkling in a little cultural diversity, noticeable here because of its absence in movies set in similar upscale urban neighbourhoods. Not favoured.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 13th September 2018
Roadshow Films 117 mins