The film starts with Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) making a video for her mom video blog, “Hi Moms!” Before she begins with her recipe, she updates viewers on an ongoing case involving Stephanie’s best friend Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), who has been missing for the last five days. Stephanie appears to start crying before composing herself to give new viewers a recap on what has happened.
It started when Stephanie went to her son Miles’ (Joshua Satine) school. Stephanie is always volunteering and contributing to Miles’ class, to the point where some other parents like Darren (Andrew Rannells), Sona (Aparna Nancherla), and Stacy (Kelly McCormack) think Stephanie is making them look bad. After school, Miles wants to have a playdate with his friend Nicky (Ian Ho), Emily’s son. Stephanie first meets Emily when she goes to pick Nicky up, and, at the boys’ constant requests, Emily agrees to the playdate and invites Stephanie to come over for drinks.
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Sean: She’s an enigma my wife. You can get close to her, but you never quite reach her. She’s like a, beautiful ghost.
[from trailer]Emily: Did you just take my picture? Erase it.
Stephanie: I guess I’m not the kind of person you’re normally friends with.
Emily: Oh, you don’t want to be friends with me, trust me.
[from trailer]Emily: Wanna trade confessions?
Stephanie: Nah, nah, nah.
Emily: Come on. What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done?
[from trailer]Emily: Stephanie. I need your help.
Stephanie: Uh, are you okay?
Emily: I’m fine, but I do need just a simple favor. Can you come over?
Librarian: [to Stephanie, who just walked up to her desk ] Whaddya want, Cupcakes?
Stephanie: Five days ago, Emily went missing.