For a Good Time, Call…, opening today, is the girly comedy you’ve been waiting for. Challenging Bridesmaids with its raunchy and crass style, the film stars Ari Graynor, the memorable drunken gal pal of Kat Dennings in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Lauren Anne Miller, co-writer and wife of Seth Rogen. What kind of odd premise ties these two unlikely friends together? Find out why critics are applauding the comedic talent of these two leads and check out the trailer after the jump!
Set in the timeless and always bustling streets of New York City, Katie (Ari Graynor) and Lauren (Lauren Anne Miller) start out as foes in college but become roommates after their living situations force them together. Settling into their posh Gramercy Park apartment, Lauren discovers that Katie is a phone sex operator. The jobless Lauren first objects to Katie’s line of work but then starts to gain interest in the unorthodox means of income. Together they start their own sex-line business to tackle the financial odds against them (as many New Yorkers experience) and to help Lauren finally let loose and quit being the goody two shoes she’s always been.
Ever since Bridesmaids defied the usually male-driven comedic empire, there has been an uptick in uproarious female comedy. The premise, writing and performances are what set For a Good Time, Call… apart from the rest. The two girls, no matter how vulgar and crass (in which I love love love crass women,) are ultimately charming and have such an interestingly built friendship. The dialogue and discussions about sex and female empowerment are brilliant and inspire a social discourse on the subject for after the film wraps up.
Expect awesome performances, long and short, from your favorite actors as well: Justin Long, Nia Vardalos, Kevin Smith, Ken Marino and even Seth Rogen add even more hilarity to the duo’s adventures.
Here’s the official trailer! You can also check out the restricted trailer (highly recommended) at the official website.
Critics are already deeming Ari Graynor as the next Queen of Comedy from her near-perfect performance. And Lauren Anne Miller is definitely rising to comedic stardom with her acting and writing, becoming just as dynamic in Rogen-Miller household as her husband.
Would you see this movie? If you see it over the weekend, tell us what you think!