Directed by Jamie Travis
Alright guys (and gals) you’ve all seen it written before on the bathroom wall, “For a Good Time Call…”. The only problem it usually says, “For A Good Time Call Tony”, or “For _________ Call Tony”, and you don’t really want to call Tony because the idea of even crossing paths with Tony scares the hell out of you. It’s not a good time. Nor will it ever be a good time. Tony haunts your dreams, and fuels your nightmares. Somewhere he is out there in the night providing a “good time” like some perverted superhero. The last thing you want to be awakened by is Tony staring at you through your bedroom window on a stormy night! But, enough about Tony. Tony’s my next door neighbor. He’s not even in this movie.
For A Good Time Call... seems like it wants to appeal to guys with all the dirty talking, and phone sex, and sex jokes. Do not be fooled. This is a chick flick, made by chicks, for chicks. It is about an over-achiever who is dumped by her douchbag boyfriend before he takes a job transfer. She enlists the help of her go-to gay friend (Justin Long) who suggests he move in with her slutty college nemesis, Lauren (Ari Graynor). Due to financial hardships, they both agree to live together and Lauren quickly learns that Katie is a phone sex operator. They end up becoming besties and Tony appears. Just kidding. Tony’s my neighbor.
This movie was written by Lauren Miller. The same Lauren Miller who plays the main character Lauren Powell. I know, pretty meta, right? She is married to Seth Rogen which I think is why he makes a cameo as a Seth Rogeny self-pleasuring pilot. There are a couple if not a few cameos of gentlemen callers in this film to look out for in this chick flick. I won't ruin the surprises. But, I will overhype them by even mentioning their existence. I know, I know but you want to know answers to the real questions. Is it any good? Is it funny? Should I even keep reading this garbage review? At least, tell me what Tony looks like. Look, forget about Tony. He’s not really real. I made him up! He’s not really my neighbor. Just kidding again. Or am I?
If you want to have a good time, and you don't want to call the number written on the nearest public restroom wall, you could watch this movie. You’ll have a good time. Will you have a great time? No. But, all times can’t be great. So, for a good time watch For A Good Time Call...and drink beer while you do it.
FORCE THE BOYFRIEND: 6.5 out of 10 (He'll have a few laughs, and then when you think he's done laughing, he'll laugh again)
Beer Pairing Recommendation
These chicks raise a little hell in the chick flick made by chick
for chicks. So what could be better than a little Dogfish Head
Hellhound. So, if you want to raise a little hell while watching
For a Good Time Call...this beer is for you!
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