Excerpt: After Lauren (Lauren Miller) breaks up with her boyfriend, she needs a new place to live so she's convinced by her friend Jesse (Justin Long) to move in with Katie (Ari Graynor), who she remembers poorly from having a bad first encounter years earlier. Lauren agrees to be roommates only to learn that Katie makes her money by being a phone sex operator, and since Lauren needs a job to pay her rent, she convinces Katie to set up their own phone sex line using her business...
Excerpt: Lauren (Lauren Miller, 50/50 ) has just been dumped by her douchebag boyfriend and fired from her job. With nowhere to live, she's set up by a friend (Justin Long in another performance that seems to think it's funnier than it is) to live with Katie (Ari Graynor, What's Your Number? ), a free spirit who Lauren hated back in college. They struggle to get along (a regular ODD COUPLE!) until Lauren discovers that one of Katie's many jobs is as a phone sex operator.
Excerpt: The Film When girls get together, things can get a little craaazy. We do each other's hair, we do each other's nails, and maybe we engage in a little phone sex. This isn't the plot of something out of the Penthouse Forum . Instead, it's the plot of the new comedy, For a Good Time, Call... For a Good Time, Call... is a sweet little comedy that's filled with smutty dialogue.
Summary: Predicting the hits or misses of any given comedy is a fool's errand. One man's laughs are another man's groans, which stands true even for the greatest of comedies. For a Good Time, Call... isn't a great comedy. I wouldn't even call it a particularly good comedy, although I have no doubt a select forgiving few will laugh themselves into a coma.
Conclusion: This is a perfectly acceptable comedy if you're looking for a few good laughs. It doesn't drag on too long like comedies tend to do nowadays. It follows the tried and true formula for rom-coms, but comes out the other side smiling. With good audio and video, 'For a Good Time, Call…' is recommended viewing for anyone looking for some chuckle-worthy female debauchery.
Excerpt: Starring Sean Wright, Rachel Appelbaum and David Freedman.
Directed by Cooper Griggs.
Edited by Jeff Rogers.
Produced by David Freedman(@ShowRunnerDave), Aaron Fink(@AaronEvanFink), Pedro Raposo and Cooper Griggs. Synopsis: College enemies Lauren and Katie are forced to share an apartment. Lauren is soon horrified to discover that Katie is a phone sex operator.
Excerpt: As a comedy about two women who team up to form a phone sex company, director Jamie Travis’ For A Good Time, Call… gets a good number of things right, from a realistic relationship between the two female leads to a level of dirtiness that never becomes obscene or vulgar. The problem, however, is beyond that there really isn’t much else to it. The story begins with Lauren (Lauren Anne Miller) in serious trouble.
Excerpt: Ever since For A Good Time, Call… premièred at Sundance in January 2012, reviewers have been calling it a Bridesmaids camp follower. It’s understandable that people would associate the movies, since For A Good Time is a raunchy comedy focused on female friendship, but it’s still a poor comparison.
Excerpt: The takeaway lesson of last summer's Bridesmaids --that female-driven comedies can be dirty too, and profitable to boot--is one that was heard loud and clear in Hollywood board rooms and executive offices, and as sure as the day is long, we're in for a steady stream of poorly-made scatological lady comedies. It's the inevitable law of diminishing returns; don't forget that There's Something About Mary and American Pie begat Tomcats .