Monday, September 4, 2017

For a Good Time, Call… (2012)

Number Rolled: 70
Movie Name/Year: For a Good Time, Call… (2012)
Tagline: Lose your hang-ups. Find your calling.
Genre: Comedy
Length: 85 minutes
Rating: R
Production Companies: AdScott Pictures
Producer: Jonathan M. Black, Ursula Camack, Sam Childs, Angela Demo, Ari Graynor, Jenny Hinkey, Josh Kesselman, Barbara J. McCarthy, Dan Miller, Daniel M. Miller, Daniel Matthew Miller, Lauren Miller, Jack Nasser, Joseph Nasser, Katie Anne Naylon, Jen W. Ray, Nick Theodorakis
Director: Jamie Travis
Writer: Lauren Miller, Katie Anne Naylon
Actors: Lauren Miller, James Wolk, Ari Graynor, Justin Long, Lawrence Mandley, Steven Shaw, Mimi Rogers, Don McManus, Mark Webber, Nia Vardalos, Kevin Smith, Sugar Lyn Beard, Seth Rogen, Ken Marino, Martha MacIsaac, The Legend of Zelda Miller-Rogen
Stunts: Michael Owen

Blurb from Netflix: Fate lands former college rivals Lauren and Kate together in the same apartment, where they launch a phone sex line to make ends meet.

Selina’s Point of View:
So, you all know how much I adore Kevin Smith (Clerks, Red State, Yoga Hosers). Always have, always will. Never-the-less, I don’t think I ever had the desire to watch him masturbate to the sound of a woman pretending to be a truck.

That may sound a bit random, but it was a scene in this film. I believe that kind of sums up what to expect from For a Good Time, Call…

This film was incredibly random and beyond cringy. We’ve been over this. I don’t do well with cringe. It’s not that I dislike it, however. It’s that my face turns beat red and I have to hide in my shirt. I can watch a gory horror film without batting an eye. I can watch a tearjerker without shedding a tear (unless the dog dies). Give me a cringe film, though, and it doesn’t take much.

I have NO threshold for cringe.

For a Good Time, Call… might have been the cringiest thing I’ve seen in a long time, but that doesn’t mean it was bad. It thoroughly entertained me and I was amused by the characters. I also enjoyed the cameos, but I don’t think they were necessary. The movie would have held up fine on its own.

What it really came down to was a cute friendship story that just happened to involve a slightly weird aspect.

I’d watch this film again, but it’s certainly not for everybody.

Cat’s Point of View:
There was something really familiar about this movie to me – it’s possible that I’ve seen it before as it made its way through cable movie channels. Be that as it may, the familiarity with the film was from a positive place; so, I was happy to give it another watch-through.

I knew right out of the gate that there was going to be a certain degree of raunch associated with the movie. It just underscores that this is definitely a hard R rating for the content. However, for the inherent presence of sexual theme within the movie, there isn’t any nudity present at all – unless you count dildos and underwear.

This was definitely a fun ride.

I really enjoyed the cameos that were sprinkled in, but more so the movie was just outright entertaining. I loved that it didn’t take itself too seriously and kept the film light and funny. Goodness knows that we need a lot more of that in the world right now.

The movie might not be for everyone, but I would gladly recommend it.

Speech Available: English
Subtitles Available: English

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 53%
Metascore - 55/100
Metacritic User Score – 7.0/10
IMDB Score – 6.0/10

Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating3.5/5
Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating4/5

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