Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.
Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
John Gallagher Jr.,
Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
David Robert Mitchell
Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) is a widowed single mother who runs a blog with crafts and recipes. Emily (Blake Lively) is a busy working mother, a PR director for a fashion company, whose son Nicky attends the same elementary school as Stephanie's son, Miles. Emily and Stephanie become fast friends, arranging play dates for the boys. They trade confessions, and Stephanie admits that as a teenager, she had sex with her half-brother, Chris. Emily expresses her frustration at the lack of success of her husband, English professor Sean Townsend, and their poor financial situation. Emily has a work crisis and asks Stephanie to babysit Nicky, as Sean is in London. After two days of Emily not responding to calls, Stephanie calls Emily's employer, Dennis Nylon, and he tells her she is in Miami. Stephanie calls Sean, who calls the police. Emily had told both Stephanie and Sean that she hates having her picture taken, leading Stephanie to sneak into Emily's work and find a photo, which she ...
Bashir Salahuddin other credits include playing Keith Bang, the referee (and Cherry Bang's husband), on the series "GLOW." He's also written for "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and "The Last O.G." featuring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. See more »
Sean and Stephanie are talking over a couple of glasses of Laphroaig scotch. At one point, the glass disappears from Sean's hand and then in the next shot reappears. See more »
Stephanie. I need your help.
Uh, are you okay?
I'm fine, but I do need just a simple favor. Can you come over?
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Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are the reason I enjoyed this film.
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively were sheer perfection in their roles, and I can't think of any other actresses that would have played their characters better (especially Kendrick's character). This film was a fun ride start to finish. The directing was perfect, the pacing decent and the length certainly didn't feel like almost 2 hours. However there were some plot issues in the third quarter and the final act of the film. I'm not sure if it was editing or cutting, but it just jumps into the fourth quarter from the third where I thought some additional elaboration was needed (don't want to spoil anything) and also near the end. I think an extra 10-15 mins added for those plot issues would have made this film near perfect. Nevertheless, a fun(ny), entertaining and enjoyable ride. 8/10 from me.
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