• 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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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
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.

Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
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
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
Guardian
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+
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
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
Josh Winning
Total Film
October 29, 2012

For A Good Time delivers, yes, exactly that.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012

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 | Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 20, 2012

Naughty but nice.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 15, 2012

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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 13, 2012

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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Amanda Mae Meyncke
Film.com
Top Critic
September 12, 2012

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 | Original Score: B+
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
September 10, 2012

Accept this Call, it's well worth it.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
September 10, 2012

It's easy to give into its charms.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
September 7, 2012

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

James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
September 7, 2012

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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 7, 2012

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 | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Long
Detroit News
Top Critic
September 7, 2012

Is it one for the ages? No. Is it a good time? Good enough.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
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