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  • Summary: A friendship between best friends Emily and Kathy is put to the ultimate test when Emily's fantasy about her high school sweetheart that she hasn't seen in 15 years leads her to request an unusual favor. (MGM)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Brown
    The Favor is a frisky, frank and funny female-buddy film - as if "Thelma and Louise" had stayed in the suburbs, making girl-talk about sex and satisfaction, married vs. single.
  2. The Favor remains funny and credible in ways that prove feminist comedy is not an oxymoron.
  3. The Favor is a pleasant romantic comedy, aimed at thirtysomethings and younger, and it affords solid roles for Harley Jane Kozak and Elizabeth McGovern. [29 Apr 1994]
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    Ultimately, aside from the valiant efforts of pros like Elizabeth McGovern and the effortless Bill Pullman, The Favor is virtually indistinguishable from recent direct-to-video exploitation comedies
  5. 50
    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.
  6. 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]
  7. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    The direction and technical elements are obvious, bright and vapid, while the performers struggle against staggering odds to provide nuance.

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