Lauren and Katie couldn't be more different. Lauren is a reserved, young career woman while Katie is brash and irresponsible. The two are polar opposites and past enemies, but when both come up short on funds for their dream apartment a mutual friend re-introduces them and convinces them to live together. While the two endlessly bicker at first, things change when Lauren discovers Katie's job as a phone-sex operator, recognizing a good business opportunity for the both of them. Jamie Travis' For A Good Time, Call.. is a fun, albeit simplistic dramedy centered around the relationship between these two very different woman. For A Good Time is more fun than funny, with big laughs coming few and far between. In fact, the best comedic moments of the film revolve around a string of cameos (Kevin Smith, Seth Rogan, etc).and Justin Long's entertaining portrayal as Jesse, the girl's gay best friend. Hell, I would even argue that Ari Graynor's energetic performance was the glue holding this film together at times. The film's dramatic beats are easily identified with the film lacking enough humanistic insight to make it anything truly interesting or inspiring. It's thematically about being oneself, a novel concept, but one that makes the narrative feel forced at times. For a Good Time, Call is a fluffy, somewhat fun film that lives and dies with its simple concept, being never edgy our smart enough to be anything special.
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