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For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

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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 Mandley ... Henry
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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

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

Goofs

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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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Warm Bodies (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Ffunny Ffriends
Written by Ruban Nalsan
Performed by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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It's a surprisingly intelligent film with plenty of laughs.
4 February 2013 | by toqtaqiya2See 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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