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View Poll Results: Rate ‘A Simple Favor’!
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3 Stars 6 20.69%
4 Stars 19 65.52%
5 Stars 4 13.79%
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:08 PM   #141
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I think it's the fact that half votes aren't an option. Many 3.5 and 4.5 films get rounded up or down to become a 4.
This is why I always use the five-star rating system, or else the Entertainment Weekly "grade" system (A to F). There's a big difference between a movie getting three stars or four, and the half-grade is very useful for those.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:37 PM   #142
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I think it's the fact that half votes aren't an option. Many 3.5 and 4.5 films get rounded up or down to become a 4.
Well that was certainly the case for me. 3.5 rounded up to 4 because I thought it deserved better than just a 3.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:07 PM   #143
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"Only one of those is a twist"

Proceeds to list two separate things.

It's one thing.
[Show spoiler]Her being alive and having a twin are connected. She is alive because her twin is dead. That's the reveal/twist.

People on this board think anything that is surprising is a twist these days.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:06 PM   #144
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When you return, be sure to come back and give it 4 stars
Done. Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:18 PM   #145
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It's one thing.
[Show spoiler]Her being alive and having a twin are connected. She is alive because her twin is dead. That's the reveal/twist.

People on this board think anything that is surprising is a twist these days.
I mean, yeah.

A twist is when something surprising that the audience doesn't already know about.

I don't know what definition of "twist" you're using is.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:26 PM   #146
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To be fair, a twist is anything that alters the trajectory of the narrative, there’s nothing really need about it being surprising, it’s just the case the best ones are.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:44 PM   #147
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If I had a problem with the movie, it's that Blake Lively is SO GOOD (and hilarious), the movie suffers whenever she's not in it.

So much fun. I had a great time.
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I thought it was this generation's Wild Things, but I thought Wild Things worked better as a pure drama instead of Simple Favor's comedy/drama. Also the last few minutes was a hot mess.

Anna Kendrick did an amazing job with her character although I couldn't disagree with anyone who thought Blake Lively stole the show. Great performances by both. After two movies, I'm ready to say Henry Golding is a boring actor.

3.5/5 rounding up to 4
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I thought it was this generation's Wild Things, but I thought Wild Things worked better as a pure drama instead of Simple Favor's comedy/drama. Also the last few minutes was a hot mess.

Anna Kendrick did an amazing job with her character although I couldn't disagree with anyone who thought Blake Lively stole the show. Great performances by both. After two movies, I'm ready to say Henry Golding is a boring actor.

3.5/5 rounding up to 4
I was too busy with hearts in my eyes looking at him to rate his acting skills. Put him in 20 more movies and I'll decide.
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… The film is very funny in spots, and anchored by a pair of terrific performances from Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick (the human chipmunk)..., .
OMG! Thank you for finally putting into words for me the quality about Kendrick that has always annoyed me and prevents me from completely liking her! I mean, if we were stranded on a desert island, I would't kick her out of my hut for eatin' coconuts, but I'd hate myself later.

I saw this at a surprisingly well-attended (considering it wasn't $5 Tuesday) afternoon show yesterday. Too much Kendrick, not enough Lively for me, but overall better than I was expecting from the previews. Funnier than I was expecting, but not straight out comedy. Really enjoyed the source music--rare praise from me, I'm more of an original score guy. Kudos to the filmmakers for putting some genuine effort into the Main Title/end credits sequences--reminded me of something from the 1960s. If I ever purchased this, it would have to be a Black Friday/bargain bin type discount (unless there's some sort of 3D lenticular cover featuring Blake Lively ).


Overall score 3.5, which I am rounding DOWN to 3 for the poll, because I just can't justify giving this 4 stars. It's good, but it's not THAT good.
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OMG! Thank you for finally putting into words for me the quality about Kendrick that has always annoyed me and prevents me from completely liking her! I mean, if we were stranded on a desert island, I would't kick her out of my hut for eatin' coconuts, but I'd hate myself later.
This is why I love Kendrick...she's positively adorable, like a cute l'il chipmunk. Plus, she has those big teeth.
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This is why I love Kendrick...she's positively adorable, like a cute l'il chipmunk. Plus, she has those big teeth.
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