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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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Described as a female buddy comedy set in Venice Beach, CA.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

American Sexy Phone See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$143,935, 2 September 2012

Gross USA:

$1,243,961
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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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Trivia

Jesse's (Justin Long's) King Charles Spaniel Zelda is Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller's dog in real-life. 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

Lauren Powell: [Mrs. Powell presses a button on the keyboard]
[Lauren's recorded voice]
Lauren Powell: Titty fuck me.
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For a Better Time, View
5 April 2013 | by in1984See 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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