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The Favor (1994)

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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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29 April 1994 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$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 »

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The viewer is led to believe that Kathy has blown up dozens of balloons herself, but the balloons are all on the ceiling, which would only happen if they had been filled with helium. See more »

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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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Spoofs 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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3 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Kathy is a bookkeeper in Portland, Oregon who has two children, Gina and Hannah, with her science professor husband Peter. Her 15-year high school reunion is coming up, and she can't help but wonder what life would be like with her old boyfriend Tom. Kathy's best friend Emily agrees to go to Denver, where Tom lives, and investigate what he is like. Emily comes home from Denver claiming to have had wild sex with Tom. Meanwhile, Emily's younger artist boyfriend Elliot is nice but he and Emily break up over his lack of interest in boring stuff.

Miscommunication results in a lot of laughs later. And it just happens that Elliot is going to Denver for his job. This sets up some wild situations.

This is pretty good most of the time. Some of the jokes didn't work for me. In particular, I didn't care for the women's obsession with Brad Pitt's body. I get that if it were the other way around, I would understand. But this just wasn't part of the appeal for me.

I've always like Harley Jane Kozak, from the time she was a college professor on "The Guiding Light". She always has such a pleasant personality and she's attractive, though not beautiful. She does well here.

Pitt does a good job too and is mostly pleasant.

Some of the best comedy comes during Kathy's fantasies or nightmares. Though in one case, Kathy is having neither a nightmare nor a fantasy. She is actually wearing a smoking hot dress that a hooker might wear, with a wild hairstyle. I don't really think of Kozak as sexy, and while I got the joke when her husband didn't notice when she put on a sexy nightie and behaved in an alluring way, this is just a standard joke with married couples and I was able to appreciate it without being turned on by Kozak.

There is one particularly funny scene where Kathy takes a drug not intended for her.

Even though there are kids, and a kids' birthday party, kids that age shouldn't watch this. Some of the sexual humor is quite potent.

I had a good time, mostly.


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