Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
For a Good Time, Call...
Lose your hang-ups. Find your calling.
College "frenemies" Lauren and Katie move in together after losing a relationship and rent control, respectively. Sharing Katie's late grandmother's apartment in New York City, the girls bicker with each other until one fateful night, when Katie's noisy bedroom activities make Lauren barge in and discover a dirty little secret. This revelation brings them closer together, and Lauren (the brains) and Katie (the talent) concoct a wildly successful business venture. As profits swell, the girls reevaluate their hopes and dreams and realize that just because someone pees in your hair in college doesn't mean she won't be your best friend 10 years later.
Beginning as a braying, cloying comedy about two women who share an apartment and start a phone sex business, Jamie Travis's "For a Good Time, Call..." has very little going for it beyond Justin Long's hilarious friend character. On the way to its climax, however, the film becomes a refreshing study of female friendship that avoids the formulaic rom-com pitfalls that could have derailed it.
The film is colorful and brassy, loud and unsubtle, but it is a clever change of pace. With two female leads, neither of whom is relegated to quirky friend while the other becomes the romantic lead, and supporting male characters, the comedy feels fresh. The proceedings are frank and ribald, but "For a Good Time,…
If you ask me, Evangeline Lilly gives the best phone sex
“Is it okay that I’m a slut?”
oh my god it's soooo good and soooo much better than i remember
my only comments are:
1. they could probably have been making a lot more money doing private camshows but thats okay whatever works for these crazy girls
2. this movie is So feminist and great i was dying
3. speaking of dying i cried so hard at the ending
4. kevin smith is an angel
5. idk if this is a 4 or a 4.5 but new york sure is cute in this and I can't believe how accurate justin longs character is if u have been to new york u know about the fucking comedy shows
In the DVD bonus footage, one of crew described this picture as "a girl version of the Odd Couple." Well, it's not that good, but it's still quite entertaining to see two female frenemies become BFFs, of a sort. Based on some real events in the lives of screenwriters Lauren Miller and Katie Ann Naylan, the fun comes from the juxtaposition of prim, proper, everything-planned Lauren Powell (played by Miller) and boisterous, anything-goes Katie Steele (Ari Graynor). The best chuckles are provided by Justin Long as their gay mutual friend Jesse. Miller's real-life hubby, Seth Rogen, has a small bit worth one laugh, too.
Because I watched the unrated version, I'm not sure what was cut from the theatrical version,…
Everything daring and potentially incisive about its premise is wasted in broad useless execution. Why use phone sex to make smart commentary on our culture's indulgence of gross male sexuality when you can make gags about trying to hide your activity from your conservative New England parents instead? The only really nice thing I can say is that for such a broad, unfunny comedy the film comes down on being (mooooooooostly) sex positive on the women's side.
This was all sweet and funny and warm and cute and sexy. Ari Graynor is charming and sultry as hell. Lauren Miller is cute. Kevin Smith's cameo is hilarious. Mark Webber is great. Ken Marino and also appear briefly. The opening credits are set to the ridiculously catchy "Back and Forth" by Operator Please and that pink phone is just lovely, but For a Good Time, Call… is just a really bad title. It's nothing brilliant and occasionally feels like a sitcom on CBS, but it's just a really sweet and endearing film about female friendship.
cute idea, funny jokes, what's not to like tbh?
Is there a female term for Bromance? I haven't yet spent any time looking for one or thinking of my own, but when it is found it should be applied to this. Starts off kind of slow but picks up in the middle for a perfectly enjoyable friendship comedy. The pre-wife liked this one quite a bit more than I did.
Pretty bad overall but there were some good bits.
lives up to the title, good easy times. sweet gal pals being gals moaning about and such
I really really liked this. It's such a funny little film with a wonderfully endearing relationship between the two leads. I like to see realistic female relationships on screen, and this felt like that.
The conversations with some of the callers were hilarious. My personal favourite was Jerry played by Seth Rogen, an airline pilot trying to pleasure himself in the bathroom of an airport. I shouldn't fail to mention Kevin Smith either, whose cameo is funny. Also, I thought the way the relationship between Katie and Sean was developed was sweet, and how he turned out to be a pretty good dude. The film does not shame neither the girls who choose to be sex phone operators, nor the guys that call them. It's a sex positive film and that's cool.
if this and "The Little Death" are the only two 'sex comedies' i see all year i will be just fine with that
::shrug:: I had fun.
Humorous movie. I've shown this to at least eight people now.
movies that inspire me to be a hoe