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For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

R | | 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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Eddie Geller ...
Drunk Guy
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Lamp Guy
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Morty
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Adele Powell
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Scott Powell
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Sean
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Rachel Rodman
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Cabbie
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Krissy
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Jerry
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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 (92) »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Kevin Smith: New Jersey cab driver. See more »

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When Katie and Lauren hug each other in the kitchen, Katie's arm position changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: You're a great deal! You're like a Subway gift card!
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Arbitrage (2012) See more »

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Call Me
Written by Debbie Harry, Anthony Clement Bozewski & Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Blondie
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It's a surprisingly intelligent film with plenty of laughs.
4 February 2013 | by (Mars) – See all my reviews

A comedy about phone sex may not sound like a good idea, but For A Good Time, Call... manages to pull it off thanks to a good deal of humor and character development. Much of the humor here is raunchy but it works. It's not one of those dumb raunchy comedies. Some of the best bits happen when Lauren and Katie talk to their customers. One of them is Captain Jerry who's played by Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller's real-life husband. Miller plays proper young woman Lauren Powell. She was also one of the script writers, along with Katie Anne Naylon. They based the script on their real-life experiences as college roommates. Miller's performance is suitable and works well opposite Ari Graynor as Katie Steel. There's commitment from every actor involved but it's Graynor who steals every scene she's in. She has the best lines and she knows it. She plays her character like a pro. At first she doesn't seem appealing to the audience, but as the film progresses she becomes a rounded and likable personality. Although the story is set in the modern day the film still seems like one of those films from the early-1990s. It reminded me of Clerks (1994). A good script and a good setup make For A Good Time, Call... one of the better comedies of 2012. I recommend it.


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