• R, 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Jamie Travis
  • In Theaters:    Aug 31, 2012 Limited
  • On DVD:    Feb 18, 2013
  • Focus Features

For a Good Time, Call... Reviews

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 15, 2013

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 | Original Score: C+
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013

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 | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 28, 2013

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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
November 11, 2012

short on laughs and high on vulgarity

Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
November 5, 2012

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.

Rachel Cooke
Observer [UK]
November 4, 2012

Tedious and repellent: avoid.

Donald Clarke
Irish Times
November 2, 2012

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 | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
November 2, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
November 1, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 1, 2012

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.

Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]
November 1, 2012

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.

Mike McCahill
November 1, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
November 1, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Priscilla Eyles
Little White Lies
November 1, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
October 31, 2012

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 | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
October 31, 2012

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 | Original Score: 2/5
David Fear
Time Out
Top Critic
October 30, 2012

Watching [Travis] add his kitschy touch to such a witless, faux-edgy movie can only be described as a Travis-ty.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Josh Winning
Total Film
October 29, 2012

For A Good Time delivers, yes, exactly that.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
October 9, 2012

[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 | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 3, 2012

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 | Original Score: 73/100
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