2017 ( Canada | USA ) ( Comedy, Crime, Drama )
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding
Director: Paul Feig
The new dark comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig centres on the friendship that grows between super-mum Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) and the glamorous mother of her son’s new friend, Emily (Blake Lively). This friendship is upended, however, when Emily fails to pick up her son from Stephanie’s home and vanishes. As the story develops it transpires Emily isn’t all she seemed and what started as a charitable act by a friend swiftly becomes an investigation into a person a lot darker and twisted than ever imagined.
Feig treads a fine line between sinister thriller conventions and macabre farce here, but manages its humour rather brilliantly allowing two great actresses to utilise their chemistry to maximum effect.