Thursday, September 13, 2012

For a Good Time, Call... - Movie Review

For a Good Time, Call... (R) 86 minutes  C
Beating a dead horse

Starring Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, Justin Long, Mark Webber, James Wolk, Nia Vardalos, Mimi Rogers and Don McManus

For a Good Time, Call... was enjoyable, but nothing to brag about.  This female odd couple/opposites attract comedy is mostly predictable but contains sexual energy to keep you interested. Lauren (Lauren Miller) is the straight-laced brunette who needs a place to stay.  Katie (Ari Graynor) is the bubbly blond with an infinity for "sexercizing," and has a spacious apartment in Gramercy Park that she can't afford on her own.  Thus, the two former college enemies are brought together by their mutual and squirrelly friend, Jesse (Justin Long). 

The title, 2 Broke Girls was already taken, otherwise that might have been a better title for this sitcom-ish film.  After their awkward re-introduction, the new besties decide to start a phone sex line.  The sex thing provides a few laughs, I liked the bra-mance (that provides a nice amount of sexual tension) between two heterosexual friends.  But still, the film ultimately feels like it is dry humping my cinematic intelligence.

Wait for this one to make an appearance on Skinemax, HBO or whatever.

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