my favorite letterboxd posters! ordered by color (only movies i've seen)
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,…
“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
I have a real soft spot of this sex positive comedy. It's not laugh out loud fun but it's a sweet movie about friendship and orgasms. I treasure it as the only film Ari Graynor has led and how much I'd love another film from Lauren Miller, both under appreciated in there field. Dildos and threesomes are all in a days work as Katie (Graynor) and Lauren (Miller) take on the business venture of their own phone sex line. It's never gross or judgmental of the girls and more in admiration of their creative entrepreneurship. Their relationship is it's own love story as they find "their person". On a tight budget the film feels even more intimate but with some delightful cameos of Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith and Ken Marino as their clientele. It's a nice light watch if you need a break from the flooded dude comedy market and want to watch some women own their sexuality.
If you ask me, Evangeline Lilly gives the best phone sex
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,…
"I am ready to survive date rape!"
Who knew that phone sex could be so charming? 'For a Good Time, Call…' is wonderful, upbeat, funny and raunchy without having to be gross. Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller are a wonderful pair of leads, their chemistry is so natural and funny that it gives this movie a lot of heart. And that's what's surprising about this movie, the fact that this movie has a big heart is fantastic. Honestly, give this movie a shot, I hope you like it.
A fun and easy-to-watch movie.
I'm sure if you looked hard enough you could find things wrong with this, but I just decided to go with it and enjoy it for what it is.
(Make sure you're home alone or are wearing headphones!!)
I'm sure I'll watch this again at some point :))
"I'm just gonna watch some Felicity."
"I hate British people."
One of the funniest movies I have ever seen.
Thoroughly raunchy, out-of-nowhere farce. The cameos by Seth Rogen and Justin Long are an utter delight.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
-- Girls who hate eachother don't just agree to live together.
-- Stripper polls don't just pop up in apartments.
-- Buisnesses don't happen like that.
-- You don't just forgive her after she does something like that.
standard fare for comedy with lots more orgasm sounds
Movies are much better when they know exactly what they want to be. Unfortunately, For a Good Time, Call... tries to be a raunchy comedy while being more "female" friendly by not being too over the top. What you end of getting is a comedy with too little laughs with a lot of large dildos.
If you have a very familiar story, going through the usual character beats and formula that has been demonstrated in many movies before it, you have to find a new way of packaging your film. Luckily, For a Good Time Call seems to have found its niche quite effectively, with very few movies actually focusing on phone sex lines.
The movie is lucky to have this as a solid story thread because everything else about the movie is hugely familiar and subsequently very predictable. It’s a story about two very different people, who actually have a background of hatred, being forced to live together. Already we have about a dozen other movies, most obviously the movie The Odd Couple
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Revu en version unrated et c'est toujours aussi plaisant. Cette version n'ajoute que quelques blagues ou répliques plus osées ce qui ne change rien à la vision de l'œuvre, mais qui ajoute un petit peu de nouveau lors du revisionnement.
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