Conclusion: If you can get past the fact that these two ladies open a phone sex hotline on a whim -- and make it insanely successful -- For a Good Time, Call... is a fun little movie. It's nice to see Ari Graynor get the spotlight for a change, even if it's not a big-time blockbuster.
Conclusion: For a Good Time, Call... tries. Oh, how it tries. Shot in just sixteen days on a budget of $1.3 million, it's almost easy to forgive the film its trespasses. But no amount of weeks and no influx of cash can grant a movie the comedy fundamentals it sorely needs -- rhythm, timing and a payoff to a...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Excerpt: Det är som att se ett sämre sitcom-avsnitt som aldrig tar slut. Handlingen är flamsig och karaktärerna ointressanta. Men visst, könsorden haglar, så tycker man sådant är kul lär man ha anledning att skratta. Annars inte.