Michael Sauter
May 01, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Trading Favors

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Rosanna Arquette, Devon Gummersall
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it a D

”In the tradition of Risky Business,” says Trading Favors‘ video box, which depicts a gun-toting couple in a clinch. But surprise! This straight-to-tape ”comedy” lives up to none of its come-ons. There’s little chemistry between Arquette’s tattooed hellcat and the college-bound innocent (My So-Called Life‘s Gummersall) she takes on a highway holdup spree, nor much momentum to their road trip, which gets bogged down by emotional baggage. En route, Cuba Gooding Jr. (also billed) appears in one scene, while that gun-toting couple never shows up. Did someone say rip-off? D

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