Blake Lively’s 84%-Rated Posh Comedy Thriller Is Netflix Top Movie Now

Blake Lively’s 84%-Rated Posh Comedy Thriller Is Netflix Top Movie Now
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Six years later, it’s still everyone’s favorite.

Netflix continues its hunt for old flicks that were big hits back in the day as the streaming keeps expanding its already infinite collection of movies and shows, and one of its recent arrivals was very quick to climb the top of Netflix’s American chart.

A crime comedy thriller A Simple Favour, starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, landed on Netflix a couple of weeks ago and now seems to be everyone’s top watch, just like it was back in 2018.

According to the latest data provided by FlixPatrol, A Simple Favour is currently holding a number one position in the streaming’s top 10 chart in the US, followed by Marvel’s recent big flop Madame Web and an animated movie Thelma the Unicorn.

Based on Darcey Bell’s 2017 novel of the same name, A Simple Favour follows two young mothers who, despite being closer to each other than to anyone else, couldn’t be more different.

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Stephanie, portrayed by Anna Kendrick, is a widowed single mother who provides for her family by running a vlog where she shares parenting life hacks and recipes. Emily, played by Blake Lively, is Stephanie’s exact antithesis with her sumptuous life, successful career and caring husband by her side.

When Emily mysteriously vanishes one day after asking Stephanie to babysit her son Sean, the vlogger transforms her account for carrying out her personal investigation that later on leads her to unveiling Emily’s big secrets.

Upon its theatrical release back in 2018, the movie received a warm welcome from both critics and viewers landing scores of 84% and 73% respectively on Rotten Tomatoes. Apart from critical acclaim, A Simple Favour also turned into a box office success garnering around $98 million against its initial $20 million budget.

The film’s stunning performance in theaters may have contributed greatly to the eventual development of its sequel that was officially greenlit earlier this year. Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, as well as most of the original cast, are now confirmed to reprise their roles in the upcoming movie.

While there’s still some time left before A Simple Favor’s anticipated sequel hits the cinemas, there’s no reason for not rewatching the original film, which is now available to stream on Netflix worldwide.

Source: FlixPatrol