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The Favor
The Favor
Actors: Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt, Larry Miller
Director: Donald Petrie
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2001     1hr 37min

You know what they say about favors never ask anyone to do something you wouldn't do yourself! Fromthe director of Mystic Pizza and Miss Congeniality comes a "funny, light-hearted comedy of errors" (LA Weekly) about a woma...  more »


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Actors: Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt, Larry Miller
Director: Donald Petrie
Creators: Barry Spikings, Charles Skouras III, Christa Vausbinder, Donna Dubrow, Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/26/2001
Original Release Date: 04/29/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 04/29/1994
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

A silly comedy that shines - thanks to its stars
peterdao | Springfield, VA United States | 05/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Let me start by suggesting that you buy, not rent, this movie, because you might well find it too silly at first, then you'll surprise yourself with the urge to watch it over and over again. Yes, with a plot that's nothing better than a good episode of "Three's Company", the cast and crew deserved all the credits to make "The Favor" one of the most entertaining comedies reflecting various facets of love and marriage. Except for Elizabeth McGovern (who shines in almost every role given to her, especially in "Men & Women, Stories of Seduction"), other actors seemed to deliver their best performances here: Harley Jane Kozak, Bill Pullman, Larry Miller, the Orti sisters... I give this film 5 stars, one of which goes to the screenplay that's full of hilarious one-liners, so wisely interwoven with simple but thought provoking dialogues (the conversation between Bill Pullman, Harley Jane Kozak and Leigh Ann Orti in the "kitchen scene" being my favorite one)."
Family Pleaser
CONNIE SEAMON | PLANT CITY, FLORIDA United States | 08/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was "adorable". After seeing this movie and loving it, I had to take it to the rest of my family and watch thier reactions. It's a keeper. The plot is yes, a little corny and yes, a little silly. But, the cast was well positioned in thier characters. The thing that most amazed me was how sweet the artist character in this film was. Previous to my awareness of Brad Pitt, I thought he was wonderful. And after I realized it was him I had seen in this movie...I had to see it again and yes....again."
A Delightful Romantic Comedy
Pam | Whitinsville, MA | 02/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I found this movie to be one of the best romantic comedies of all time. It has an outrageously funny storyline coupled with fine performances by sexy Bill Pullman and sultry Elizabeth McGovern. A must see for any Pullman fans!"
Agreeable, yet unremarkable romantic comedy
Sarah Bellum | Dublin, OH United States | 04/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Harley Jane Kozak is good in her role as Kathy, a woman stuck in a good marriage to brainy dweeb Peter. Despite having a brilliant husband and two young girls, she is nonetheless unhappy because her impending class reunion is dredging up fond memories of her hunky and athletic high school flame, Tom. This mid-life crisis makes her wonder how delightfully romantic life with Tom would be now. Compounding this is her envy of her gorgeous friend Emily, a single woman who has had too many romantic encounters to recall. Kathy obsesses about Tom because they never consummated their relationship, and she simply must know his current status. Since Emily is going be traveling in Tom's vicinity, Kathy asks Emily for The Favor. This is where the trouble begins. Bill Pullman is decent as the absent-minded professor, who only has work on the brain, and Brad Pitt is uniformly fine in his supporting role as Emily's immature young paramour. Larry Miller delivers most of the film's funny lines and I can always watch the beautiful Elizabeth McGovern. Although the film is cute, it makes for little more than an amusing diversion for an hour and a half or so. This isn't a must-see movie, unless one happens to be a huge fan of one of the actors involved."