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The Favor (1994)

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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 ... See full summary »


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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. Written by <>

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Release Date:

29 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Favor Indecente  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)


$3,134,081 (USA)

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Filmed in 1990. The delay in its release was most likely the result of Orion Pictures' pending bankruptcy, which resulted in many of its films to be briefly shelved (films similarly handled as such includes RoboCop 3 (1993) and Blue Sky (1994) among others). See more »


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?
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It wasn't terrible
7 August 2002 | by (Baltimore, MD, USA) – See all my reviews

...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-

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