What Happened to Emily?

A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

  • Pre-show and trailers run for approximately 20 minutes before the movie starts.1 hr 57 minR
  • Suspense
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September’s Must-See Films

September has a whole array of movies we’re excited to see, from franchise continuations to great novel adaptations, to big dramas and comedies. Here’s everything you need to see this month at AMC.

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Killer Collins

A classic Collins made drop-dead delicious with watermelon puree and mixed with Aviation American Gin. Get yours at MacGuffins Bar when you see A Simple Favor at AMC.

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Page To Screen: ‘A Simple Favor’

'A Simple Favor' brings Darcey Bell's first novel to the big screen, with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively starring. Here's the story behind the adaptation.

Cast & Crew

  • Anna Kendrick

    Anna KendrickStephanie Smothers

    Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever), a Drama Desk Award, and a Fany Award (best actress featured in a musical). Her spectacular performance landed her the Drama League and Theatre World Award. She was a lead performer with Cabaret's Kit Kat Club at "Carnegie Hall Live" in My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) (TV). She also had the privilege of working with director Scott Ellis and choreographer Susan Stroman at the New York City Opera House with Jeremy Irons amongst many more celebrity status actors, playing the role of "Fredrika" in "A Little Night Music". Anna work-shopped "Jane Eyre" & "The Little Princess" for Broadway and starred in the feature film Camp (2003) with director Todd Graff.
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  • Blake Lively

    Blake LivelyEmily Nelson

    Blake Lively was born Blake Ellender Brown in Tarzana, California, to a show business family. Her mother, Elaine Lively (née McAlpin), is an acting coach and talent manager, and her father, Ernie Lively (born Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.), is an actor and teacher. Her brother is actor Eric Lively, and her half-siblings are actors Lori Lively, Robyn Lively and Jason Lively. She followed her parents' and siblings' steps. Her first role was Trixie, the Tooth Fairy in the musical movie Sandman (1998), directed by her father. Her big break came along a few years later, though. Blake was up to finish high school when she got the co-starring role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). Blake was so perfect for the role of Bridget that, with no big references or even auditioning, she landed the role. According to her, all she did was walk in and leave a photo of herself. It was clear that she was the Bridget needed. After the film, Blake went back to high school for her senior year to have the life of a regular teenager -- or a very busy regular teenager. She was class president, a cheerleader, and performed with the choir.
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  • HENRY GOLDING

    HENRY GOLDINGSean Townsend

    Malaysian television host, actor, and model Henry Ewan Golding was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, to Margaret Likan and Clive Golding. His father is English and his mother is Malaysian. His mother is from the Iban people, an Indigenous group in Sarawak, and Henry completed the bejalai, an Iban rite of passage, in the jungles of Borneo. Henry spent his early years in Terengganu. His family moved from Malaysia to Surrey, England when he was eight. When he was twenty one, he moved back to Malaysia, living in Kuala Lumpur, pursuing acting work, and becoming known as a host of travel shows. In 2018, Henry made his feature film debut in the smash hit Crazy Rich Asians (2018), playing Nick Young, a Singaporean multi-millionaire who must carefully navigate his relationship with an American, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu). Later that year, he starred opposite Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in the thriller A Simple Favor (2018). Since his 2018 success, he has signed on to several more films, including Toff Guys and Last Christmas (2019). Henry married Liv Lo, an Italian-Taiwanese TV presenter and yoga instructor, in August 2016.
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    GIA SANDHUValerie

    Gia Sandhu is an actress who first became interested in acting while taking a drama class in high school. From there she joined the theatre arts program at the University of Victoria where she attended for a year. She then went on to attend the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) in Montreal. Upon graduation she landed her first feature film, by acclaimed director Mary Harron which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). She also went on to co-star in a film by Academy Award nominated director, Deepa Mehta which premiered as a Gala film at TIFF. Her interest in cinema led her to study at the Canadian Film Centre (CFC). While enrolled in the program she landed her first lead role in an international feature film. Upon completion of the film she returned to graduate from the CFC Actors' Conservatory.
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  • GLENDA BRAGANZA

    GLENDA BRAGANZAMrs. Kerry Glenda

    Glenda Braganza was born in 1978 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Saving Hope (2012), Orphan Black (2013) and American Gothic (2016).
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  • KELLY MCCORMACK

    KELLY MCCORMACKStacy

    Kelly McCormack is an actress and producer, known for Special Correspondents (2016), Killjoys (2015) and 11.22.63 (2016).
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