For a Good Time, Call…

For a Good Time, Call…
For a Good Time, Call…
  • R
  • 1h 25m
  • 2012
Rotten57%
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Ari Graynor (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), Lauren Anne Miller (50/50), Justin Long (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) and Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) star in this hilarious and sexy comedy. Overachiever Lauren (Miller) is suddenly on her own after her boyfriend breaks up with her. Free-spirited Katie (Graynor) is about to lose a dream apartment unless she can find a roommate. They reluctantly agree to room together even though they have nothing in common, until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator and decides to get in on a good business opportunity. But as their partnership starts bringing in the money, their newfound friendship finds unexpected challenges that may leave them both hanging on the line. Critics agree For a Good Time, Call… “slaps a smile on your face and makes it stick!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

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Rotten57%
Critics Consensus: Brisk, funny, and sweetly raunchy, For a Good Time, Call... adds to the recent string of R-rated female comedies while serving as an overdue coming out party for the charming Ari Graynor.
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Silly phone sex comedy is lighthearted but crude.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that For a Good Time, Call... is a comedy about female friends who team up to create a successful phone sex business. Language ("s--t," "f--k," and much more) and sex are the biggest issues; though the movie doesn't show too much, there's very heavy sexual innuendo. As the main characters speak to customers, they use strong language and pretend to be sexually aroused, even though viewers can see they're only acting. There are suggestions of men masturbating, though nothing explicit is shown. Characters argue from time to time, but otherwise, the mood is light and funny, and there are actually positive themes about friendship and teamwork floating around underneath all of the crude stuff.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 31, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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