The Favor

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Plot

Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend…

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.1/10 (1,406 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director:
Donald Petrie

Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman

Storyline
Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend, Tom. Being married prevents from doing that so she asks her friend, Emily to go to him and see if she can sleep with him then tell Kathy how it was. When Emily tells Kathy that things were awesome, their friendship suffers, at the same so does Kathy's marriage. Things get even more complicated when Emily learns she's pregnant, and she's not certain if it's Tom's or her boyfriend, Elliot.

Writers: Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon

Cast:

Harley Jane Kozak

Kathy Whiting


Elizabeth McGovern

Emily Embrey


Bill Pullman

Peter Whiting


Brad Pitt

Elliott Fowler


Larry Miller

Joe Dubin


Ken Wahl

Tom Andrews


Ginger Orsi

Gina


Leigh Ann Orsi

Hannah


Felicia Robertson

Carol


Kenny Twomey

Mr. Lucky


Florence Schauffler

Museum Docent


Elaine Mee

Chunky Woman


John Horn

Pastor


Wilma Bergheim

Ladies at Church


Mary Marsh

Ladies at Church

Taglines:
How far would you go for a friend?

Release Date: 29 April 1994

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $3,134,081
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Damian Elwes, brother of actor Cary Elwes and producer Cassian Elwes, is the artist responsible for the paintings Elliot Fowler (Brad Pitt) creates in the film.

Quotes:

Kathy Whiting:
I was kind of happy, in a miserable kind of way.

Peter Whiting:
Is that worse than being miserable in a happy kind of way?



User Review

It wasn't terrible

Rating:


…but it wasn't great, either. An okay, light-hearted, feel-good
comedy.
Had a little too much TV-sitcomishness about it, and the main character
lady
was a little too neurotic, and her husband was a little too suspicious in a
TV sitcom sort of way. But all of that was just "a little" and overall it
was fun to watch. Mind you — we caught it on cable — I wouldn't have
wanted to rent it!

I give it a B-