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For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  2 November 2012 (UK)
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Former college frenemies Lauren and Katie move into a fabulous Gramercy Park apartment, and in order to make ends meet, the unlikely pair start a phone sex line together.

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Lauren Powell (as Lauren Anne Miller)
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Lauren and Katie, college frenemies with a mutual good friend, move in together at age 28 in order to afford an amazing Gramercy Park apartment. The unlikely pair start a phone sex line and become best friends while learning about this hilarious world of vibrators, fake orgasms and nighttime callers. When the hot line is hung up and reality comes calling, the most meaningful relationship of their lives is put to the test. Written by anonymous

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sex | friend | phone sex | friendship | gay | See All (86) »

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Lose your hang-ups. Find your calling.

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong sexual content throughout, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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2 November 2012 (UK)  »

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American Sexy Phone  »

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$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$143,935 (USA) (31 August 2012)

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$1,243,961 (USA) (5 October 2012)
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Seth Rogen:  Jerry the airline pilot is Lauren Miller's husband. See more »

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Jesse: You're a great deal! You're like a Subway gift card!
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For A Good Time, Call
11 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With a premise in a similar vein to 'Zack And Miri Make A Porno', which also starred a dim- witted Seth Rogen, 'For A Good Time, Call' is a crude, daring comedy that never crosses the line simply because it doesn't have one.

Resorting to phone sex to help pay the bills in their city apartment, Lauren and Katie - two completely opposite personalities - bond despite a teenage feud still lingering. While Ari Graynor has the better role to play, Lauren Miller manages to prove she shares a sense of lowbrow humour with her husband (Rogen), who cameos in one of the film's most memorable scenes. Justin Long's flamboyant character is used to the right extent; the film never outstays its welcome in any aspect, its brisk running time only slowing for a more serious third act, a missed attempt at giving the film emotional weight where, given its no- holds barred hilarity, feels somewhat unnecessary.

Refreshing and relevant, 'For A Good Time, Call' is a chick flick for both genders; a sugary depiction of sisterhood flirting with a risqué exploration of what men enjoy about it.


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