What about the new thriller with Blake Lively  ?

L Ombre Emily

For the first time on the screen together, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick incarnate in A Simple Favor two friends with diametrically opposed characters. The film morphs into a thriller psychological thriller when the charismatic and mysterious Emily (Blake Lively) disappears from one day to the next... Here is our critic:

An intriguing story

It’s hard to tell you the story without spoiling a great part of the film. But at least here is the beginning: while going to pick up her son at school, Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a young mother, perfect housewife and blogger, meets the very elegant and fascinating Emily (Blake Lively), a fashion victim working for a haute couture house. The two women become friends, share their most intimate secrets around a glass of Martini, until the day when Emily disappears brutally. While Stephanie is quite distraught to have lost her friend, strange phenomena seem to indicate her presence...  The scenario is a little obvious but very efficient and often funny.

A new face for Blake Lively

The it girl, famous since her role as the cult Serena in Gossip Girl, appears in this film as a femme fatale, at the same time endearing and scary. A far cry from the desperate housewife played by Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively perfectly slips in the skin of a high-strung business woman (even a little wacky). Faithful to a passion for fashion, the character of Emily changes a great number of times.


While A Simple Favor is not the film of the year, the wager of the psychological thriller (almost) held, the touch of humour is cleverly dosed, and the pleasure of rediscovering our Serena from Gossip Girl on the screen is enough to rush to the cinema house.


Read this next

The week of Do It

Hotel Deco

Summer holidays: 5 hotel decorations in France to die for


The kid-friendly spot to check out all summer long

Flore Di Cana

Who will be the greenest bartender in the world?

Eau A La Peche

The healthy summer recipe by Angèle's guinguette


The glamorous exhibition of diamond lovers

Maison Russe

The charming summer garden of Maison Russe


Buzz mode: Shein inaugurates its first Parisian pop-up


Hair removal: 3 popular methods for silky smooth skin


The top must-visit addresses on rue des Rosiers


The most confidential and committed manicure studio in Paris

Wine Tour

3 unusual trips to learn all about wines and champagnes


La Spritz Party la plus chill de l’été



Make Up Forever Eyeliners

How to get the cat eyes of the stars of Euphoria?

Beaupassage Fete De La Musique

A gourmet open-air passage

Le Bon La Butte

A favorite address in the heart of Montmartre

Babkadamia Caramel Beurre Sale

La babka coulante au caramel de Babka Zana

Adresses Deco Rue Jacob

The three decoration shops rue Jacob to know absolutely

Complements Alimentaires

Beauty to taste

Gateaux Ete

Les pâtisseries stars à essayer cet été

Livres Juin

3 bons romans à dévorer au mois de juin


Pantelleria, l’île la plus hype de la Méditerranée

Mode Crochet

Le crochet a la côte




5 unusual walks to book absolutely

Akrame Benallal

Le houmous le plus trendy de Paris


The most beautiful outdoor evenings of the summer

Bijouteries Paris

Ciel, mes bijoux !


5 fashion pop-ups to find your summer essentials


Les tips d’une top pour avoir des pieds de fée

Palace Paris

5 expériences palace à tester une fois dans sa vie

Hot topics