The Favor

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Donald Petrie
Production: Orion Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min


Do dead people swallow?


Do they?


Then what do they do

with the water in their mouth?

They stop getting water

in their mouths.


Don't wake Daddy.

Daddy's awake.

It's Saturday, honey.

Go back to sleep.

Daddy, they don't let you

be a pilot if you wear glasses!


Ollie, off!

Come on.

Off the bed, Ollie. Off!

I've been playing handball

with quadratic equations all night.


Who won?

I better get this

article finished...

...or I am never going to

get a good night's sleep.

I'm working at school today.

No, you've got the kids till 2:00.

I've my museum class, then I drop

off the payroll at Al's doughnut hole.

I want cinnamon...

No, sugar!

- White ones!

- No doughnuts for you little porkers.



Honey, make my cruller

with white icing.

Two minutes.

It's not fair!

Is this fair?

- Yes!

- Yes!

- What do you want for breakfast?

- I'm dead.

That's easy.

Look carefully at the way Rubens

uses pinks and whites in his women.

They have the alabaster

cast of a statue...

...with just enough

rosy shades... make them eminently


All I know is,

they make me feel thin.

And of course,

the famous red hair.

Most art historians believe this

was the color of his mistress' hair.

Emily, are we listing lovers

or acquaintances?

You're done?

I've been married for 10 years.

What do you want from me?

- Didn't you go to college?

- Yeah, but...

"One-night stand,

handsome, great in bed. "

And you regretted it?

Him. He asked me

to bring a friend next time.

And you can't

remember his name?

Listen, when you've had over...

the names get a little fuzzy.


"Jean-Claude. "

Is this the guy in Saint Martin?

Yeah. You spent the weekend

in the Caribbean...

...and didn't I go to Marineland?

You came home with a plastic shark.

I came home with crabs.

Now, if you ladies will follow me.

This French sculpture

is from the 20th century...

...and by Edmond Louise Colette.

This sculpture epitomizes

the art movement...

...from Art Nouveau to Art Deco.

Who was the best, and why?

- There's an emphasis on simple lines...

- Howard.

Because he just adored sex

and couldn't get enough?

Because we were in love.

- I've done that.

- Listen to you.

It must be hell being

in a great marriage.

It is when you've been invited

to your 15th high school reunion...

...and it kicks off wild sexual fantasies

about your first love.

- Old numero uno, Robert?

- No!

Tommy and I never did it.

We did everything but for two years.


You're from the coast.

In Ohio, you don't do it. I was saving it.

- For who? Robert Hornswath?

- Evidently.

So, are you going?

I don't know.

I haven't seen him in 15 years.

He lives in Denver now.

He probably wouldn't even be there.

Can you recover from a face-lift

in five months?

Are you going to worry about this

or have fun with it?

You'll have fun.

I know I'm never going to

hear the end of it now.

Emily, what is the

matter with me?

Every day, I fantasize about

jumping on a plane to Denver...

...finding Tommy,

and screwing him silly!

Pardon me.

So what do you think of this?

God, that's disgusting, Mom.


What do you think of this one?

That's more Emily.

You know, bookkeepers can be chic.


Yeah, she's not wearing a bra.

- Can I see that, please?

- No.


That's it.

- Tomorrow's my birthday!

- I know it's your birthday.

Your Daddy and I have

a lot of getting ready to do.

- I don't want to go to bed.

- You never want to go to bed.

Good night, Daddy!

Good night, sweetie.

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Sara Parriott

Sara Parriott is an American screenwriter working in partnership with Josann McGibbon, The team's first major success was a screenwriter credit for the early Brad Pitt film, The Favor. Their biggest hits since then include Three Men and a Little Lady and Runaway Bride. Parriott was nominated for two primetime Emmys. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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