If you loved the female-centric raunchiness of Bridesmaids, you’ll definitely have a great time watching For a Good Time, Call… The new comedy starring Seth Rogen’s wife Lauren Miller, who also wrote the movie, is a sweet, charming and really funny film about friendship and making good money in today’s economy.
Miller takes her real name for her character, Lauren, a conservative gal who just got dumped out of a boring relationship and finds herself shacking up with her college frenemy, Katie (the sexy Ari Graynor). The pair only end up living together to save money, and their clashing values make them loathe each other as roommates.
After Lauren discovers Katie moonlights as a sex line operator, and after Lauren loses her “normal” job, she decides to help Katie with the business aspects of launching her own sex line. The pair start making thousands of dollars a week from turning guys on, and Lauren eventually lets her inner bad girl out and joins Katie on the lines, all while the two become closer as friends.
The script was so relatable (which is why the movie is comparable to Bridesmaids), and the story was really endearing because the characters, including the pair’s gay mutual friend played by Justin Long, were so rich and people you wanted to root for. The film might also make you question whether a job such as a phone sex operator is ethical or not, considering many men who call are in committed relationships themselves. The movie was laugh-out-loud funny throughout, and the world needs more hysterical comedies written by young females. I would go see For a Good Time, Call… again any day.