• 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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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
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
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
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
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
Josh Winning
Total Film

For A Good Time delivers, yes, exactly that.

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

October 29, 2012
Kofi Outlaw

The two charmingly funny leads and smart, timely dialogue are what make the film work; bottom line, calling upon this comedy flick will definitely result in a good time.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 4/5

October 2, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Naughty but nice.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

September 20, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

While the film still earns a recommendation, a better buildup and a few more potent gags might have elevated this from bridesmaid status in the comedy genre to Bridesmaids status as an across-the-board hit.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 15, 2012
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The movie gets a lot of mileage out of the appeal of its two stars. Miller and Graynor work well together and cultivate an authentic, even touching, relationship.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 13, 2012
Amanda Mae Meyncke
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A fun, healthy, sexy comedy that pulls no punches and focuses on a realistic female friendship and the powerful dynamic that sexuality plays in our lives.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B+

September 12, 2012
Brent Simon

Accept this Call, it's well worth it.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: B+

September 10, 2012
Eric Kohn

It's easy to give into its charms.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: B

September 10, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

The thin but amusing concept is bolstered by the performances of its two spunky protagonists.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

September 7, 2012
James Berardinelli
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The film is worth seeing for the humor and for its high level of energy, but it falls short of being the "complete package."

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 7, 2012
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Graynor has delivered reliable comedic backup before, stealing the show in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and the otherwise dreckful What's Your Number?. Here, she's second to no one.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

September 7, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Is it one for the ages? No. Is it a good time? Good enough.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

September 7, 2012
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