today during class something happened. My friend got there late and so missed the beginning of it so, once she…
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
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.
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.
A comedy about the love and bonding between two girls who originally hated each other and are thrown together. The love story was a bit contrived and shoehorned in, but I'm never opposed to seeing Mark Webber act like a dope.
coulda done without the antiblack jokes here and there, but this was really excellent. I think it's fairly criminally underrated like this was a very funny and refreshing movie and I would love for all my supposed "straight" movies to have this much homoerotic f/f. loved this friendship romcom
Un revisionnement fort plaisant d'un film qui m'avait un peu déçu la première fois, sans doute à cause d'attentes trop hautes ou la fatigue tout simplement ? Enfin, un divertissement avec des audaces ici et là (ligne téléphonique érotique aidant) et des caméos un peu partout avec les mecs qui essaient le service.
Co-scénarisé par Lauren Miller qui tient également le rôle principal, on découvre certaines particularités réjouissantes d'amener le métrage vers différents sentiers originaux malgré la structure classique. Il y a Justin Long qui y va un peu fort en gay de service, mais ça reste un projet avec une vision agréable d'une amitié entre femmes, sans qu'elle soit facile. Et comment résister à un film où Ari Graynor tient enfin l'un des deux rôles principaux ?
Really cute and funny.
Ari Graynor is pretty damn great in this film and I did laugh quite a few times. Good enough for a one-time watch.
This definitely has some cute moments and Ari Graynor is fantastic, but overall I just wasn't feeling the movie. The ending was pretty cute, though.
This film was totally fun!
A great twist on the modern comedy formula. The movie would benefit from more charismatic (or honestly maybe just more well-known?) leads, but also from focusing less on hitting every story beat and letting some of the comedy play out more. This is something that would KILL with some more improv, or at least more of the improv feel most blockbuster comedies have nowadays. (Is there a woman director with Apatow/Rogen’s joke pacing? We need one.) All of its emotional beats are... not great. But it’s surprisingly sex (and sex work) positive, and fun, without ever wholly demonizing its characters.
Funny, eccentric and really charming. I love it.
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