• R, 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jamie Travis
    In Theaters:
    Aug 31, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 18, 2013
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For a Good Time, Call... Reviews

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist

It's a comedy that isn't always funny as it struggles to find the right tone between raunchy and sweet. It celebrates female friendship in a way few movies do, but good intentions don't always make for a good film.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: C+

August 15, 2013
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

the concept was rife with possibilities that could synergize with Graynor's fresh appeal as well as her rising-star status. Neither the possibilities nor the synergy happens, mainly due to an underdeveloped story.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas CityLife | Original Score: 1/5

April 21, 2013
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Sure, there's some ribald humor, and the subject matter is clearly edgy. However, it's really a sweet story of friendship wrapped in a sexy package.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 28, 2013
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies

short on laughs and high on vulgarity

Full Review Source: Knight at the Movies

November 11, 2012
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

For a Good Time, Call... is one of those pleasant surprises sometimes experienced in the cinema when the Gods of Celluloid, reading your attendance as a sign of defeat, take pity and alchemise the material you'd braced yourself to despise.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

November 5, 2012
Rachel Cooke
Observer [UK]

Tedious and repellent: avoid.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 4, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

If there's one thing more annoying than the dumb mainstream sex comedy, it's the dumb mainstream sex comedy that has aspirations towards indie funk.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 1/5

November 2, 2012
Rich Cline

Colourful direction and sparky performances help make this friendship comedy watchable, although it never seems like a finished film.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 2, 2012
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

The film keeps trying to be filthy and outrageous, but is actually rather timid.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

November 1, 2012
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

What saves this ultimately charming indie... from its inescapable sitcomishness and an over-reliance on some tired stereotypes is that it does manage genuine cuteness in a realm that has enormous potential to be icky and crude.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

November 1, 2012
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]

Ari Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller are great as the sassy pair and despite a veneer of sex, in truth the film is more about friendship.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

November 1, 2012
Mike McCahill
Guardian [UK]

Disarmingly sweet, defending the girls' enterprise and friendship in the face of all judgment.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

November 1, 2012
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Transcends the more pat aspects of its story, connecting in fun fashion by sheer force of personality.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: B+

November 1, 2012
Priscilla Eyles
Little White Lies

Has emotional authenticity and a decent laugh quotient, but overall enjoyment is marred by general ridiculous and unresolved sub-plots.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

November 1, 2012
Matthew Turner

Earns points for focusing on the central female friendship and for its refreshingly frank and breezy attitude to sex, though it's slightly let down by a late-arriving plot development that fails to fully convince.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 31, 2012
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Think American Pie (without the sight gags) meets Sex and the City (without the gloss) and you've got this, a girls-on-top comedy that's all spit and no polish.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

October 31, 2012
David Fear
Time Out
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Watching [Travis] add his kitschy touch to such a witless, faux-edgy movie can only be described as a Travis-ty.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

October 30, 2012
Josh Winning
Total Film

For A Good Time delivers, yes, exactly that.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

October 29, 2012
Eddie Harrison
The List

[It] sports such a puppy-ish desire to be liked, but for a really good time, you'd be better off just watching Bridesmaids again.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The idea that phone sex workers can turn out to be quite different than their disembodied voices imply might be worth exploring by a more earnest, diligent and engaged intelligence than whatever drove this project.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 73/100

October 3, 2012
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