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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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Drunk Guy
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Rachel Rodman
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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 more »

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Lose your hang-ups. Find your calling.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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2 November 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

American Sexy Phone  »

Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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Lauren Powell: I don't care. I just found out that my person is no longer my person.
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For a Better Time, View
5 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film title doesn't mislead us. Sex toys, phones, and ladies are involved. It's also a relationship film, but an impressive variation from the usual romantic comedy angle.

Like another film from this year, Giant Mechanical Man, a significant part of this story involves young adults finding themselves along with happiness after what they thought was a serious relationship was ended by the significant other. And so begins the adventure. It may be we have a new type of urban adventure involving main characters exploring the unchartered territories of themselves and those close to them.

Unlike GMM, this is not nearly as predictable. Just when you think you know where it's headed, it shifts directions and explores areas that rarely get explored in film.

It also does many of the artistic things that other films keep failing to do in terms of how and who the villains/enemies are and who those you can trust are.

Another relatively low-key, indie film from 2012 doing new stuff that doesn't involve 3D, computer FX, or horribly loud audio blasted at the audience.


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