For a Good Time, Call...


For a Good Time, Call...

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Brisk, funny, and sweetly raunchy, For a Good Time, Call... adds to the recent string of R-rated female comedies while serving as an overdue coming out party for the charming Ari Graynor.



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The reserved Lauren and the irrepressible Katie are polar opposites... and past enemies. But when both come up short on the funds needed to afford their dream New York City apartment a mutual friend re-introduces them and they reluctantly agree to room together. These apartment-mates have nothing in common - until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator, and recognizes a good business opportunity. But as their business partnership takes off, their newfound friendship finds unexpected challenges that may leave them both, as they say, hanging on the telephone. -- (C) Focus

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  • Sep 21, 2013
    For a Good Time Call... turned out to be a pretty decent R-rated comedy. This came out when all the other female dark horse comedies came out, most notably Bridesmaids. It isn't quite on par with that, but there is still enough here to enjoy the raunchy jokes and appreciate the unique story. Let's just say Justin Long, for as briefly as he's in the movie, steals the show. Ari Graynor is pretty good herself as a bubbly yet unsure 20-something living in New York. Lauren Anne Miller doesn't quite have the acting chops to match Graynor, but she sits second fiddle most of the film even though her story is the lead. The guest appearances are hilarious. Most of the time the scenes move at a brisk pace, but at times, Lauren's character drags the mood down. There were a few jokes that tried too hard, but I did appreciate the Jewish quips and double entendras.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2013
    This may be the most brightly lit movie about sex ever.
    Eric B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2013
    Ari Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller's performances make this film worth checking out. They have a great on screen chemistry together. The film, I thought, could have been better. The film feels more like a TV sitcom than a movie. I was surprised by the short running time of the film. It could have been 20 minutes longer. They had a good idea for a film, but didn't execute it correctly. It needed a rewrite. They should have opened the film up, when Katie first meets Lauren. It was great seeing Ari Graynor in a leading role. I have seen her in a bunch of supporting roles in other movies. She reminds me of Kate Hudson or a younger Bette Midler. Justin Long is great in his supporting role. He almost steals the movie. I did like Kevin Smith's and Seth Rogen's appearances in the movie. Both of those scenes were hilarious. Overall, I say, check the film out for Graynor and Miller. I would love to see them get leading roles in better films.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2013
    This sitcom style comedy is too raunchy, over the top, and just plain not interesting enough to hold the attention of all but the least demanding comedy fans. It tries to pull off the Bridemaids style R rated film with an all female central cast, but it isn't as funny or as in touch with the characters as Bridesmaids. The story is incredibly predictable, and the last 20 minutes completely blow it thanks to the eventual fight that reeks of a storytelling mechanic and isn't believable at all after what the characters have been through. Speaking of the characters, they are kind of likable, but too quirky for me. Every single character is given that over the top comedy feel to go for the laughs, stripping it of any dramatic heft it could have had. There's some funny cameos from Seth Roger, Kevin Smith, and Nia Vardalos, though they aren't enough to make up for everything else. The central premise of the phone sex hotline, while initially kind of funny, also gets overblown and tiresome by the end. I simply cannot recommend this film.
    Josh L Super Reviewer

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