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R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Best friends Kathy (Harley Jane Kozak) and Emily (Elizabeth McGovern) are having disparate relationship troubles. Kathy is growing bored with her comfortable married life with husband Peter (Bill Pullman) while Emily is tired of her unstable arrangement with drifter artist Elliott (Brad Pitt). When Kathy hears her old flame Tom (Ken Wahl) will be attending their high school reunion, she asks Emily to seduce him and see what she's missing out on. Predictably, this leads to a mess of new problems.

Cast: Harley Jane Kozak , Elizabeth McGovern , Bill Pullman , Brad Pitt , Ken Wahl , Larry Miller , Holland Taylor ,

Director: Donald Petrie

Genres: Romantic comedy

The Favor (1994)

Release Date: January 1st, 1994|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is never much more than fluff. But, like director Donald Petrie's previous film, "Grumpy Old Men," it has an honest core that enables it to keep its balance. [29 Apr 1994] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The movie is still a little rough around the edges, featuring its share of scenes that, for one reason or another, don't work, but the overall effect is one of pleasant entertainment. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The screenplay, by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, has a good feel for female best-friend relationships, and the dialogue has life and edge to it. show more

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