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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,243,961, 7 October 2012
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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

The film was shot in sixteen days. See more »

Goofs

While Jesse is lecturing the girls on the couch, Katie's arms change position. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: You ladies are living some fucked up version of the American Dream.
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Connections

References Single White Female (1992) See more »

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Call Me
Written by Debbie Harry, Anthony Clement Bozewski & Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Blondie
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Unfunny, unsuccessful comedy
16 May 2013 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Former bosom buddies turned long separated rivals Lauren (Lauren Miller) and Katie (Ari Graynor) find themselves thrown back together by chance, through GBF Jesse (Justin Long) and after sorting out their differences, Lauren learns Katie's making ends meat by being a phone sex operator. At first repulsed by this, she agrees to help only with the business side of things, but then unleashes the inner vixen inside her.

Good, clean wholesome comedy just doesn't do the rounds any more. Not that I want it to, but it says something that yet another edgy, sex based comedy has come out of nowhere, with what must have been a pretty limited theatrical release and an even more unnoticed DVD arrival. But of course, there's probably a more obvious reason for this.

Jamie Travis's film is just not funny, with a plot that's lost your interest about twenty minutes in and is just left to wallow in the mire, with little cohesion or comic timing. Current comedy favourites Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen make only the briefest cameos and, along with the film's minimal publicity campaign, this should be saying something.

For a Good Time, Don't Watch. *


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