For A Good Time, Call... Movie Reviews

For A Good Time, Call...

For A Good Time, Call...

Release Date: Sep 14, 2012

Genre: Comedy

Rating: (R)

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  • 3
    I liked this film and i think if you want to see a lighthearted comedy this is a film for you. I found the film to be funny and charming and even though it is a bit shallow I think that the lead actresses totally saved the day by their wonderful performances. Miller and Graynor work very well together and have a great chemistry on the screen, however Graynor is definitely the main focus of this film, she totally steals the show. Yes, sure this film is predictable and it tries a bit too hard but I had a good time watching it so I guess it delivers on its promise.
  • 3
    This movie is a fun romp through girlie fantasy land, a sort of raunchy sex comedy and kind of smart trading of the barbs that keeps you laughing throughout the entire 2 hour running time. I wouldn't say that this is the funniest movie of the summer, but it's definitely something that should keep you entertained for an afternoon and make you grateful that you didn't have to resort to this kind of hustling when you were trying to slum it in your mid 20s. The real star of the show is Manhattan (how could it not be?) which shows how the city is really a world unto its own unlike any other out there. I loved the chemistry between the two girls who go from enemies to besties to basically lovers in a matter of minutes (well, movie minutes) and then hatch a plan to make some major moolah. I think that there should be a sequel because, well, this is one movie that actually deserves one! Girl power, y'all, it's serious stuff... :)
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  • 3
    This film was alright but I do not think it is worth seeing in the theaters because it is not worth the price of a movie ticket. The film was pretty predictable and not very original, it was quite disappointing. I found this film to be quite shallow but I did enjoy the performances and I think that two leads definitely made this film a bit better and more watchable. I did laugh couple of times during the film and I found the humor to be quite good but i wish the film was a bit deeper and more meaningful.
  • 4
    For A Good Time, Call... was a really funny movie. This film is about two girls who are pretty much complete opposites and definitely enemies in the past. However, when they are both in New York and cannot afford their dream apartment, they are reunited and thrust into a roommate situation. Shortly after one girl discovers the other is a phone sex operator. The movie gets funnier from there with a lot of self discovery story mixed with sexual humor. I don’t think this film will have wide appeal but it was definitely worth the money to get a few chuckles. The girls had good chemistry and were quite funny for me never have hearing of them before.
  • 3
    For a Good Time, Call... is a movie not really starring anyone famous. The movie is about a couple girls, who are polar opposites and when they (separately) can’t afford their dream apartment in New York, get reacquainted and setup to live together. The story follows them as they figure it out, one of them is secretly a phone sex operator. The problem with this film is that it doesn’t reveal any insights for a movie about self-discovery. At times it was very funny but mostly I didn’t enjoy the movie very much. The movie might be enjoyable for people who love Sex and the City or the similar, but in general I won’t be recommending it to my friends.
  • 4
    Remember New York City? Maybe it’s me, but once upon a time pretty much every movie, television show, and major form of mass entertainment took place in the Big Apple. In the last five to seven years, though, since we’ve had to bid adieu to TV hits like Friends, Will & Grace, and Sex and the City, Manhattan has become increasingly rare to see in either the movies or on TV. The bitingly funny (and fairly mean) new comedy For a Good Time, Call… brings Big Apple dreams back to the fore of America’s moviegoing consciousness, with a twist we haven’t seen since Thelma & Louise or Romy & Michelle: the female buddy comedy.

    It starts back in the early college years of two girls named Katie and Lauren. Katie (played by Ari Graynor) and Lauren (played by Lauren Anne Miller) are polar opposites who hate each other at first sight. Lauren is the decent gentle-lady and everygirl, while Katie is a phone-sex working party girl who . . . well, let’s just say she gets around. Lauren ends up getting dumped by her man and is forced, through the magic of movie circ**stances, to room with Katie. If ever there was an Odd Couple for the new millennium, they would be it.

    Soon, the roomies discover that they might not be so mismatched as they originally thought: Lauren helps Katie start her own phone-sex business, with Lauren operating as CEO and Katie being the face/voice of the company. A few thousand raunchy double entendres later, the two girls have bonded and formed a seemingly unbreakable union that inevitably gets tested by the entry of a (gasp!) man. Will their relationship survive? Will they realize that they are each other’s true soul mates? And will the damn phone ever stop ringing?

    All these questions are tidily resolved by the end, and though the film adheres to formula and almost stock character types, the zest and liveliness with which the leads play their roles helps elevate the movie far above cliche. These are real girls in a real city with real dreams. Everyone can relate. And if you can’t, well, you can certainly dial them up and chat about it.

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