The Favor Poster

Release Date: June 1st, 1994

DVD Release Date: December 26th, 2001

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

Production Co: Nelson Entertainment

Watch Online

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • 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]

  • 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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com