For a Good Time, Call...

Anytime that I go and see multiple movies in one day I prefer to have the nightcap be a comedy, or something light that I don't have to put much thought into. Fortunately for my wife and I, our final selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and final selection of the day took us to For a Good Time, Call....

This movie is about Lauren and Katie, two mid-20's girls living in New York City who share a mutual friend that connects them when money is short and both are in need of a roommate. Despite a checkered past these two must find ways to get along if they want to continue living in a beautiful apartment in the most expensive city in the country.

Lauren (Lauren Miller) is an aspiring editor who has recently found herself without a job, and without "her person". Katie (Ari Graynor) is a not so aspiring nail technician working at a local beauty salon. Her grandmother left her with a huge, rent controlled apartment with spacious hallways and lovely views of the park. However when it no longer is rent stabilized she needs to come up with some additional income to pay her landlord.

With Lauren's background as an analytical, rational person, and Katie's background of talking dirty, the two decide to start their own phone sex hotline and reap the benefits of outrageous per minute fees, and lonely men all around the country. What ensues is a hilarious look at the completely opposite sexual backgrounds of two single women in the big city.

Categorizing this movie as one that doesn't make you think is understating it. The humor comes fast and furious, and doesn't require your utmost attention at all times. A cameo by Lauren Miller's husband (some random comedian named Seth Rogen) steals the show. With Justin Long being the biggest "name" on the poster, it doesn't hurt to have someone with Rogen's notoriety jump on board for a scene. Having it deliver the most hilarious scene in the movie is the cherry on top of the sundae.

I haven't been able to locate a wide release date for this movie. If in fact it does hit the local theaters, do yourself a favor and go laugh for 90 minutes. I promise it will be a good time.

For a Good Time, Call...
Directed by: Jamie Travis
Written by: Lauren Miller, and Katie Anne Naylon
Starring: Lauren Miller, Ari Graynor, and Justin Long
My Rating: 3.75 out of 5
Would Gene Pick it?: Yes

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