Do you ever think about the one that got away? Do you ever get lost in thought as to what would have happened if you and that person actually ended up getting in each other’s pants? It would have been amazing, wouldn’t it? Well, that’s the thing; you’re viewing that situation through a type of rose-colored glasses that don’t even exist. You’re reimagining what actually took place and fantasizing about what could have been. In fantasy, nothing can go wrong. There’s no room for human error or logic, just pure, stupid satisfaction. In your head, that person could have been the best lover you’ve ever had, but the reality is they’re gone and you’ll never know. Best not to get obsessed over it, right?
Well, that’s not what The Favor (1994) would have you believe. Before I get into the bulk of this, I think I should fill you all in on why this movie made my list.
As you should know by now, this newsletter is about bad movies. I stated in the last issue that when anyone asks me what my favorite bad movie is, I tell them College (2008) without hesitation, but you will also remember that I never recommend that anyone actually watch it. The Favor is actually my other favorite bad movie and this is the one I tell people to watch, not because it’s much better, but because it has such an absurd premise and story that it almost needs to be seen to be believed. When I tell people what it is about, and the fact that it features a young Brad Pitt, people generally seem interested. However, I can almost guarantee that none of those people ended up watching this, or else I would have definitely gotten a follow up that I owe them 90 minutes of their lives back or something. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s talk about this movie.
The Favor was released by struggling Orion Pictures in 1994 after being shelved for multiple years. It was directed by Donald Petrie who was on an unmatched hot streak of directing shit movies in the early 90s (the two he released following this will be the focus of later issues of this newsletter). It was apparently filmed in 1990 but not released until four years later. It tells the story of horny housewife Kathy (Harley Jane Kozak) who, despite being married to the competent, smart, fatherly, loving Peter (an excellent Bill Pullman), fantasizes about what it would have been like to have sex with her high school beau Tom (Ken Wahl), whom she hasn’t seen since high school and still pictures as a star quarterback on the football team. Her fifteen year reunion is around the corner, so the fantasies about banging Tom have been ramping up. As Kathy is a married woman, she decides to ask her perpetually single best friend Emily (Elizabeth McGovern) to sleep with Tom and tell her how he is, the titular favor, so that she can hear first hand about his sexual prowess and stop having fantasies. I know what you’re thinking. “This is…a movie they made?” But yes, this movie WAS indeed made. It was shelved of course, but it did see the light of day, eventually earning itself a 27% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Now, I’m going to breakdown this shitshow, but before I do there is something I would like to confess. There is a good chance I may have never seen this movie if I wasn’t on the hunt for some old hats from the 80s. I had been browsing movie promotional hats when I stumbled upon a hat from The Favor. I really liked the hat and had to look up what the movie was about. Just from the Wikipedia description, I knew I needed this hat and ordered it immediately. I then decided I needed to see this movie, or else be called a poser by all the other bad movie fans. The tragedy? The hat is way too small for my head, so I keep it on display as a decoration. The upside? I watched The Favor three times that weekend, because I simply could not believe this film was made. It had everything I could want from a bad movie. What is that you may ask? Well, let’s get cracking, shall we?
The movie starts with Kathy walking through a dark alley with men all over leering at her because she’s desirable. She finally ends up at Tom, in full football regalia, and they get intimate. Of course, this is but a dream and Kathy is awoken by her daughter who asks if dead people swallow, and why they don’t keep getting water in their mouths. Kathy tells her daughter to be quiet, lest she wake her father, but he’s already awake. Their other daughter barges in and jumps on the bed and we have our scene. Peter is shown to be a loving father and Kathy slinks away, frustrated her daughter woke her up from her dream of cheating on her husband with an eternally high school football playing Tom.
We are immediately faced with a situation that moviegoers will be familiar with; one partner’s desire to be desired, since their significant other has checked out of the intimacy department a long time ago. Usually this leads to cheating or a break up or a moment of self-discovery in movies. However, The Favor isn’t like most movies. Peter isn’t checked out of the intimacy department, he just isn’t a high school football star (?) so Kathy begins desiring him less and less and becomes obsessed with thoughts of getting speared by Tom.
Kathy’s best friend is Emily, who is her same age but not married with children. Emily is the new age empowered woman with a desirable career and as many lovers as she wants to have around. She is currently involved in a fling with the moody artist Elliott (Brad Pitt) but seems to desire something a little more mature. Elliott, for his part, does one of the most entertaining things in the whole movie and jumps up from bed after sex with Emily to begin sketching her on a sketch pad with her expensive lipstick. This is like a prototype for those “he just nutted in me started playing League of Legends” memes that are popular now, showing that Elliott is not just an artist but an innovator way ahead of his time.
Kathy and Emily have a discussion contrasting their lives as single woman versus married housewife and mother. When referring to their trips to Marine World for Kathy and the Caribbean for Emily, Emily quips “you came home with a plastic shark, I came home with crabs,” which further exemplifies the different lifestyles that these woman are living. Also, I feel like in the 90s the jokes about pubic lice, or “crabs” kind of slowed down. We need more crabs jokes, Hollywood! Nothing gets laughs like pubic lice!
Anyway, when discussing their sexual pasts, Kathy brings up Tom. Emily is surprised they didn’t sleep together in high school. Kathy states they did “everything but” for two years, and that Emily is “from the coast, when you’re from Ohio, you don’t do it,” which I’m pretty sure is wrong. Regardless, Kathy confides in Emily that the upcoming high school reunion has stirred more and more thoughts of what could have been.
We all know Kathy wants a jock, which sucks for Peter because he seems like a pretty cool dude. He’s a good attentive father. He’s some kind of college math professor so he’s clearly smart. He has a great collection of shirts and he’s really into playing blues harmonica, sometimes while formulating math equations. Honestly, he seems like a pretty chill dude. I’d pass him the blunt. However, Kathy has clearly shown she wants a jock, a dude’s dude. Tom, in her mind, is forever the high school football playing tough guy and this seems to be the reason she can’t shake her lust.
Here is where I call bullshit on the usual “the main character just needs to be desired” argument here. Peter desires her! He initiates sex! He tries to, at least. Kathy is the one who rejects HIM! Usually the sexually repressed character is the one rejected, but here we have her asking if they can do it “without kissing” and “without moving” before they agree to try in the near future. So she wants sex, and can get it, but she doesn’t want her husband. That’s fair, granted this is something they’ve discussed. But it’s not. She just keeps having her Tom fantasies. This is unfair to Peter who has no idea he’s in competition with an idealized version of her high school boyfriend.
Meanwhile, despite hitting the sketchpad the moment he climaxes, Elliott is satisfying Emily. They both enjoy the situation they have going on and agree to end it when it’s no longer fun for the two of them. This comes to fruition at Kathy’s daughter’s birthday party. Emily jokes that everyone will be there with their kids and she’s dating one, apparently showing her slight annoyance at Elliott’s immaturity, or lack of motivation to figure out his life, one or the other.
Emily gives Kathy’s oldest daughter a diary to keep her thoughts in, which is an odd faux important moment in the movie because it seems like they’re going to bring this up again and yet never do. However, the clown hired to entertain the kids decides to make a balloon animal for Emily in the shape of a penis and testicles, which I think was the director’s subtle way of showing that Emily can get some dick anytime she wants.
Elliott wants to leave the party, feeling he has nothing in common with the adults and not being mature enough to know how to deal with kids. This is the event that causes him and Emily to split, as she gets frustrated and remarks that they’re no longer having fun, so they need to end it. As he leaves, Kathy makes a remark that if you’re going to have a “hot fling” it should be with someone who “looks like that,” referencing Emily and Elliott but planting a seed of paranoia in Peter’s brain about how hot Kathy thinks Elliott really is. Little do you know, buddy.
When discussing the end of their situation, Emily remarks that she wishes she could be attracted to a nice, professional man. She mentions that she is going to Denver, which Kathy tells us is where Tom lives and owns a sporting goods store. Why does Kathy know so much about what Tom is up to? Or rather, how does she know this? This is 1994 (or 1990) so they don’t have Facebook. She really must have done her research to know where he is and what he’s up to all these years later.
“Do me a favor, just look at him,” Kathy begs of Emily. She wants to know what she’s missing out on, and eventually just blurts out her actual request, for Emily to sleep with Tom and tell her how it was. “A simple favor,” as Kathy says. Emily seems surprised by this, but Kathy seems to think hearing how he was in bed will finally quell her fantasies and she can let this thought go. You of course know right where this is going, don’t you dear reader? Emily vows to try and look him up while in Denver, but that’s all she offers.
Side note, Peter has such an amazing collection of shirts. He’s a math professor and he wears this camp collar with what appears to be a graph paper print and plotted coordinates as decoration. It’s so god damned good that I want it and I hate math. Kathy tells Peter that she’s happy she’s married to him, then hurries off as Emily shows up to discuss her Denver trip.
“You did ME the favor!” Emily exclaims, clearly smitten at her time with Tom, revealing that they slept together. Emily calls Tom a “capital M-a-n, Man,” and says he made her feel like a woman “all night” with a blissed-out look on her face. Good for you, Tom. It’s great to see a woman satisfied, especially with a partner who is unfamiliar and doesn’t know what gets her off.
Kathy, however, is shocked and appalled that Emily not only went through with it but is giddy about it. Um, hello?? Is this not what YOU BEGGED HER TO DO?? Gee, who woulda thought that hearing your best friend say that the object of your desire is a magnificent lover would in fact not make it easier to let the thoughts of him go? Honestly, the only way this could have rid Kathy of more thoughts was if Tom was bad in bed, which we all know can’t be the case because otherwise we wouldn’t have a movie here. On second thought, we really don’t have much of a movie, but I digress.
Kathy’s panic sets in and now she’s even more obsessed. She is horrified that her friend could have satisfying sex on a butcher block and in the shower, and even worse, that Tom didn’t even ask about her (did he know Emily was her friend? This was never clear to me) to which Emily retorts, “You’ve got Peter and the kids, let me have my one lousy night in Denver.” Of course, Kathy will absolutely not let her have her one night. She’s selfish and a bad friend, so she gets mad at Emily for doing the thing SHE BEGGED EMILY TO DO.
Kathy begins to bug out a bit. Peter is trying to discuss an issue he’s having with his work while Kathy slinks all sexily around the fridge, pouring honey in her mouth and teasing with an ice pop. “Fractal geometry is just like the blues,” Peter tells her, “You have to look at things through a periphery. If you look right at it, you don’t see what’s there.” Peter, you gotta look at your wife through a periphery my dude! She’s so horny she could explode, she’s contaminating food your children would eat, and it’s all because her high school boyfriend satisfied her current best friend, and she didn’t get to be included.
When we cut to a scene in church, Kathy is clutching the good book like it’s a dying child and praying. Outside, when Peter almost falls down the stairs of the church, she fantasizing that not only does Peter die, but at his funeral Tom shows up in his red flannel shirt and they kiss over Peter’s casket as Emily watches angrily from nearby. This moment spins into a wedding fantasy where Tom and Kathy are married, while Emily is an angry bridesmaid. Jesus Christ, how self-centered can you be Kathy? Oh, let me just kill my husband off and tongue wrestle with this other guy OVER HIS CASKET WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!?!? All while you piss your friend off by stealing this guy from her? I guess? This is such a mess.
We see that this was just a twisted fantasy and Peter is okay. On the marquee outside the church, the sermon’s theme is revealed to be “God knows all our dreams,” which is the kind of ham-fisted, “our audience is so dumb they need everything spelled out for them” move you never see in movies anymore.
Peter’s gross colleague Joe (Larry Miller) is over for dinner and being pretty shitty, talking about students he’s slept with and how its tough to tell the difference between undergrads and grad students, all with a pompous accent. I guess this was back when “professor utilizes power dynamic over female students to exploit them for sex” was a hilarious joke. He also suggests the daughters of Peter and Kathy won’t be virgins when they get to college. What a cool and totally with-it guy! He fails to realize that Kathy was a virgin even after college, at least based on what she told Emily. Not that it matters anyway. Just struck me as a funny callback to previous dialogue.
Anyway, I digress. Kathy is too distracted by thoughts of Tom and is very rude to Emily on the phone when she calls. C’mon, Kath. You asked her to do this! Maybe it wasn’t what you needed after all and you just get off on toying with people except now it backfired and your friend ended up happy for once. Joe suggests that anytime two women fight, it’s usually over a man, which makes Kathy spill her wine.
Later, at Elliott’s gallery showcase, Elliott is trying to reconcile with Emily, owning his mistakes. Emily states she’s tiring of the fun they had, needing something fulfilling. Elliott claims she decided to “use me til the right guy comes along,” which Emily replies that he already has. It’s a refreshing gender role reversal to see women as the callous players in this film, even though they don’t necessarily do it with much tact. Kathy shames Emily out of jealousy over Tom, while Emily claims Kathy pimped her out. Truly neither character is redeemable, but I’m siding with Emily on this one. She did exactly what her friend asked her to do, and she got some enjoyment out of something for once, and all Kathy wants is for her to be unhappy about it. Emily leaves and when Kathy goes to talk to Elliott about Emily to try and pry details from him, Peter of course begins to fear the worst thinking back to what his colleague said and assuming Elliott and Kathy are having a fling. Elliott is left confused after Kathy slips out that the guy Emily met was in Denver, and Kathy rushes her and Peter out of the gallery before anything else can happen.
Kathy’s fantasies have devolved into paranoia, picturing Emily and Tom in bed draped in seductive red lighting, talking shit about Kathy’s post-birth body. Yup, really cleared your mind of him Kath.
Peter tries to set Emily up with his shitty colleague Joe, which goes horribly as you can imagine. This is one big misjudgment from Peter in my opinion, although it does set up the funniest bit of dialogue in the whole movie:
Joe: How about a little goodnight fuck?
Emily: Goodnight, fuck. *slams door*
Beautiful. Shakespearian almost. Peter continues wearing great shirts while Kathy spirals and spazzes out on Peter because of her own selfishness. Peter tries to find out what he has done wrong, and Kathy just claims selfishly that Emily is the cause of her acting strange. Oh yea? Really? Did EMILY ask Emily to sleep with Tom JUST so she could hear about how qualified his dick game is? No? That was you, Kathy? Thought so. OWN YOUR SHIT, YOU MADE THIS MESS!
But of course, we need a little third act drama here. When Kathy comes to terms with letting Tom go (or at least lies to Emily and says she has), Emily finds out she is pregnant. Kathy immediately thinks it’s Tom’s but based on Emily’s responses, she realizes that it’s Elliott’s baby.
Emily gets her prenatal vitamins (and some Valium) and does one of those “deep” movie moment things where she stares at kids in the store because she’s pregnant, then she almost breaks down crying at the sexual tension between a man buying condoms and a woman buying tampons. Emily decides to go through with the pregnancy and Kathy pops one of the Valiums. This leads to the oddest scene of the movie; Kathy gets home and leaves her groceries on the running washer as she allows the garage door to keep closing on top of her car which she didn’t pull into the garage all the way. When she forgets to pick up the kids and Peter gets a call, he rushes off while Joe kindly suggests she’s fucking someone else. Kathy dreams she is in a nuclear fallout shelter with Tom when a homeless Emily shows up with her baby needing help. I love how Kathy not only fantasizes about another man but also fantasizes that her kids are just…gone. No explanation, but no longer her responsibility, all she’s responsible for is banging Tom. Very honest fantasizing, in my opinion.
Peter wakes her from the wash machine as she mutters “Elliott’s gotta know” in her sleep. When she comes to and admits she took a Valium, she is not groggy at all from her drug intake. Believable? Nah, especially upon being woken prematurely. Peter fears the worst when she leaves and changes the subject about Elliott. Later at the university, with Joe’s egging on, Peter goes home at an unexpected time to try and catch Kathy “folding my socks” to prove she’s faithful. When they see Kathy leave the house when she wasn’t supposed to, they lead to chase. Joe gets a lot of pleasure out of the fact that Kathy is acting sketchy, like if he can’t be happy with a woman, he can only be happy if his friend isn’t. When they realize Kathy is going to Elliott’s apartment, Peter keeps confident and Joe tries to convince him otherwise. “Cheer up, he might be a bad lay!” Joe reassures his buddy.
Meanwhile Kathy is awkwardly talking to Elliott (in his camp collar shirt, covered in paint…one thing they nailed in this movie is the excellent use of camp collar shirts) and drops the bombshell that Emily is pregnant with Elliott’s baby then leaves. When Peter and Joe see Kathy leave in two minutes, Peter says that’s proof nothing could have happened, while Joe concludes he was “ a REALLY bad lay,” which I assume Joe knows all about.
Elliott calls Kathy and asks her to come over to talk. She’s acting secretive on the phone and Peter gets suspicious. Kathy meets with Elliott over drinks to discuss the situation. Kathy NOW regrets getting involved. Oh, you do, Kathy? Poor you. So self aware SMH. Anyway, Elliott goes to Emily’s office to confront her. They discuss the situation vaguely and Elliott leaves without a solution.
Kathy takes Emily to a newly-expecting mothers’ Lamaze class. There is a kid videotaping the event as a science project, he is the Lamaze coach for his big sister and I think he has Gucci sneakers on. Pretty cool kid, IMO. Emily’s peach blazer that she wears the whole film is so good. She’s able to parlay it into so many ensembles. As Kathy tries to make Emily confront Elliott, Emily has had enough and tells Kathy the baby isn’t Elliott’s, which leads to Kathy asking, “you’re having my boyfriend’s baby?” Just…wow Kath. They trade insults in front of the other attendees, although Emily just makes decent true points about Kathy’s delusion. Cut to Kathy putting on lipstick and perfume and in a seductive voice practicing how she’ll inform Tom. Wow she just CAN’T stay out of Emily’s life! Even when Emily begs!!!
Of course, the lipstick and perfume are paired with a red cocktail dress and heels because this is the early 90s and that’s a sign of seduction. She makes her way to the airport in this get-up, ostensibly to run off to Denver to talk to Tom. Elliott, upon hearing Emily had met someone in Denver, also gets on the same flight as Kathy where she informs him through a note from the flight attendant that the baby is Tom’s and not his. WOW Kathy you do not understand boundaries! The poor flight attendant must have felt so awkward. And why would you embarrass Elliott like that in front of the other passengers?
Kathy lies to Peter and says she’s in Chicago with her mother. Joe keeps pushing Peter and Peter calls Elliott’s office and finds out he’s on his way to Denver, even finding out what hotel he’s staying at because this a movie and everyone tells everyone’s inappropriate private details to anyone who asks. Joe insists Kathy and Elliott are running off together. Peter, because he knows math (?) is able to use his computer to hack into the passenger manifest for the Portland to Denver flight and sees they’re both on the same flight which is definitely not going to Chicago. Kathy is still claiming Tom as her boyfriend and doesn’t correct Elliott when he refers to him as such. Since Kathy’s room won’t be ready til four, Elliott holds Kathy’s bag in his room. I think you see where this is going.
Kathy tracks Tom down at a fishing competition. She takes a taxi and shows up in the red dress while Tom judges the sizes of the catches by the participants. She stands out exactly as you’d suspect then gets her heel caught in the deck and a guy with fish guts and blood on his hands breaks the heel off and frees her shoe. The guys in the competition seem to be naming the fish they caught after sex partners. This movie is a trip.
Tom sees Kathy on the dock and makes his way over. Tom is a dreamboat with his mullet and dirty clothes. A capital M-a-n, Man. Tom admits he would have gone to the reunion to see her and that he has been thinking about sleeping with her for the past 15 years too. What a sweetheart. You can cut the sexual tension with a toothpick.
Peter shows up at Elliott’s room and sees Kathy’s bag, and a classic comedy miscommunication occurs. Elliott says, “she’s pregnant and its not even mine” and Peter punches him in the face thinking he’s referring to Kathy and not Emily. Classic! Elliott fills Peter in that Kathy’s in town to see Tom and Peter looks Tom up in the phone book. He calls Tom’s cabin and Kathy answers. Tom is in his red flannel, seemingly the only shirt he owns besides the fishing gear and football jersey. He hangs up and races off to confront them and apologizes to Elliott. As he gets in the elevator, he just misses Emily stepping out (? When did she get here?). Elliott tries to fill Emily in on what just occurred but when he turns around saying they need to talk, Emily is off to Tom’s cabin too, hoping to get there before Peter and save Kathy from ruining her marriage. Jesus, Emily, you are a pretty solid friend after all.
Kathy is lost in her thoughts looking at the butcher block thinking about Tom sexing her over it. Emily’s cab driver is getting her there quickly, while Peter’s is using a map because he’s lost. How are you a cab driver and you don’t know your town? I’ve only been doing Doordash for like a month and I already know where like the weirdest, most inaccessible neighborhoods are by me.
Tom is seductively massaging Kathy’s arms and neck then goes in for the kiss. When he does, the fantasy disappears and she sees Peter’s face. She blurts out that Emily’s having Tom’s baby (did she tell him already that her and Emily are friends? How does he not inquire further?). He is obviously a little ruffled, and when she says that he wouldn’t want someone out there carrying his baby without him knowing, he charmingly says “that’s always been a dream of mine,” because Tom is a capital M-a-n, Man.
Kathy reveals that she came against Emily’s wishes, and Tom tries to boot Kathy out and says they should keep it a secret so he doesn’t have to be a father and Emily doesn’t get mad. He states that the fact that Emily didn’t show up while Kathy did means Emily doesn’t want him to know. Of course, since this is a movie, Emily then enters trying to get Kathy out before Peter arrives. Tom grabs a shotgun. What a Himbo.
Emily is upset that Kathy just revealed the truth, but she loves and forgives Kathy so she wants to save her, and they begin to switch outfits so it looks like Emily was there being seductive and Kathy was just there, I guess? While the women are undressed, our boy Elliott of course barges in. Damn, Peter! You left before anyone! I’d call that taxi service and complain how bad your driver is. Tom charmingly states that Emily came into his life for “one lousy night” and now he has to be a father. Elliott is upset they slept together and Kathy chimes in that she made Emily do it.
Tom tells Elliott if he wants Emily, then to take her. Elliott tries to confront Tom and Tom punches him in the face. Kathy goes to slap Tom. Tom grabs her arm and Peter walks in freaking out. Emily reveals that it was actually Elliott’s baby this whole time. Peter kicks everyone out to talk to Kathy, even Tom out of his own cabin. Cuck move on Tom’s part, if you ask me. A REAL capital M-a-n, Man would have punched Peter too. But anyway, Kathy admits she lied and states that nothing happened between her and Tom, even though she’s in a sexy outfit in another man’s cabin states away from where she said she’d be. She says she missed the feeling of high school dating, and Peter reminds her they’re not sixteen anymore.
But, but, but…she felt special! Wahhhhhhh she wanted to feel like a hot babe! Aww boohoooooo. Selfish as hell. Peter is insulted that she doesn’t think she’s treated that way. She admits she loves him, apologizes, and asks what else can she say, as she was happily miserable. Peter states he knows about misery and begins adlibbing a bluesy guitar riff with his mouth and chiming in some lyrics. Kathy joins him. They embrace. Peter declares he will passionately make love to Kathy. Such is the power of blues music. Poor Peter, he still wants to stay dedicated to his wife when he could totally use this as an excuse to try and sleep with his old high school sweetheart.
Tom locks everyone out. Elliott and Emily come to terms with their situation and admit they enjoy each other despite their respective flaws. Poor Elliott, he got punched twice and had his world flipped upside down then right side up then upside down again, but at least him and Emily seem happy.
Back at home, Peter is in his amazing graph paper shirt again ripping a blues riff on his harmonica and Kathy asks him to keep it down as her and Emily are trying to plan Emily’s wedding. The end.
I know what you’re thinking; Orion should have left this one on the shelf. Honestly, to me, this is exactly what a bad movie should be. There really is no redeeming quality to the whole film. The main character is a narcissist who doesn’t really learn or grow, she just realizes she had no reason to be upset in the first place. Sure, no one is at fault for their own inner desires, but Kathy acts recklessly and selfishly through the whole movie. The titular favor itself is an assumption that both of these people (Emily and Tom) actually want to fuck each other. Kathy just assumes they will since its what she needs to feel better. I also feel they sold Tom short. I guess the idea behind it is that just because she wanted to fuck him when they were younger doesn’t make him a good man now, but he was reduced to an idea and an object of desire by Kathy and then by the end reveals himself to be rather brutish with his attitude toward the fact that he may be a father soon. Tom is a conundrum but honestly this whole movie is a mindfuck. I love Bill Pullman so I can watch him in his graph paper shirts anytime, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the only reason this got pulled off the shelf and put onto VHS is because of Brad Pitt becoming a star after this project wrapped.
So that’s it. That’s The Favor, another contender for my all-time favorite terrible movies. I am so grateful that I wanted the hat with this movie’s name, otherwise I may have never seen it honestly. It jumps around from streaming service to streaming service and was only on Tubi (my usual source for bad movies) for like a month, so I really don’t know if I ever would have pressed play on this one if not for that hat. If you want, there is still another color of the hat on Etsy. If you absolutely need to see this movie for yourself, you will have to shell out your hard-earned money, as it is currently only streaming on Vudu at rental/ownership pricing ($3.99+), but honestly, I’d pay to see this one. It’s such a spectacle you’ll be asking yourself how it made it to filming let alone out of the writers’ room. So, if you really need to see it, rent in on Vudu. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.