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

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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
Rachel Cooke
Observer [UK]

Tedious and repellent: avoid.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 4, 2012

An inexorably laughless affair that would make a potent interrogation tool.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: D-

August 29, 2012
Jess Righthand
Washington Post
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Could a genuinely good, or genuinely funny, movie ever be made about two girls who operate a phone-sex line?

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 31, 2012
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
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Unfortunately Travis lacks the comedic skill and humanistic insight to make this anything more than Judd Apatow lite.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 14, 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
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
Molly Eichel
Philadelphia Daily News

A shallow movie with nothing new besides than the exalatation of the bonds of female friendship.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 6, 2012
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

There's a difference between comedy and behavior. For a Good Time, Call... aims for the former but mostly contains the latter.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 13, 2012
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Consistently tries too hard, one-upping itself with mostly unfunny vulgarity while paying little attention to plot or believable character development.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 13, 2012
Devin Faraci
Badass Digest

A totally forgettable piece of substandard sitcom fluff that will one day be a blip on Ari Graynor's resume.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

August 31, 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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I'm not objecting to the movie on grounds of taste but because it is stupid, vulgar, crass and mercilessly formulaic.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

August 30, 2012
Ella Taylor
NPR
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Have we really come a long way from chick flicks about women expressing friendship by nursing each other though divorce, cancer and other common losses, to movies in which women can only express love through a windy haze of carnal chatter?

Full Review Source: NPR

August 30, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

While the heart of the movie is the at-times strained relationship between the two leads, it all unfolds rather by the numbers, dictated more by the expected arc of such things than the demands of the characters.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 26, 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
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

A phoned-in sex comedy that arrives with all the charm and warmth of a wrong number

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 1/5

September 14, 2012
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

I've had more exciting conversations on the phone with my mother.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 29, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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Adheres to those familiar, looping patterns of joy, rancor and revelation that everyone, in the age of Final Draft, have come to expect of a standard comic screenplay.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 31, 2012
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com

A super-light R-rated comedy more in the Doris Day tradition than it's willing to acknowledge.

Full Review Source: honeycuttshollywood.com | Original Score: 4

August 31, 2012
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