The Favor explores what it means to be a daughter, a husband and ultimately a partner. Ellen and Ralph have differing views on how to handle Ellen's dying mother's imminent passing. Finding a weathered photograph of her mother in happier times, Ellen is convinced this youthful love is what her mother needs to make her death easier. When she asks Ralph, her husband of many years, to give her mother a last kiss, Ellen and Ralph are forced to examine not only their very different feelings about her mother's death but also their commitment to each other. This film is a quiet portrait of life, loss and enduring love.