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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.

Director:

Jamie Travis

Writers:

Katie Anne Naylon, Lauren Miller Rogen (as Lauren Anne Miller)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Miller Rogen ... Lauren Powell (as Lauren Anne Miller)
James Wolk ... Charlie
Ari Graynor ... Katie Steele
Justin Long ... Jesse
Lawrence A. Mandley ... Henry (as Lawrence Mandley)
Eddie Geller Eddie Geller ... Drunk Guy
Josh Ruben ... Lamp Guy
Steven Shaw ... Morty
Mimi Rogers ... Adele Powell
Don McManus ... Scott Powell
Mark Webber ... Sean
Nia Vardalos ... Rachel Rodman
Kevin Smith ... Cabbie
Sugar Lyn Beard ... Krissy
Seth Rogen ... Jerry
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Lose your hang-ups. Find your calling.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Kevin Smith: New Jersey cab driver. See more »

Goofs

While Jesse is walking on the sidewalk talking to Katie on the phone, the same extra with a green handbag can be seen twice. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: Why would he go all the way to Italy without you? Huh? To what? To shack up with some woman named Catalina who has perfect tear drop breasts and a nice Sicilian bush that smells like lavender. She makes her own pesto sauce...
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References Felicity (1998) See more »

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Sunshine
Written by John Fulford
Performed by Naomi
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For A Good Time, Call
11 November 2012 | by jordanhuntmailSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

For a Good Time, Call... See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$143,935, 2 September 2012

Gross USA:

$1,251,749

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,386,088
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Company Credits

Production Co:

AdScott Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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