Review: For a Good Time, Call...

There's an undeniable early-'90s feel to Jamie Travis' likable comedy For a Good Time, Call…, even though it was released in 2012. The premise -- that two friends would start a successful phone-sex line -- seems thoroughly anachronistic in an age when seemingly all adult-oriented content is consumed on the Internet. On top of that, the barrage of dialogue this movie throws at you, chock-full of sardonic quips, offhand sexual details, and emotional frankness, recalls Gen X low-budget indies like Clerks orWalking and Talking. Fortunately, once it gets past its by-the-numbers setup, For a Good Time, Call…earns a place among those era-defining favorites.

Co-writer and star Lauren Miller plays Lauren, an ambitious type-A personality who dreams of writing for an influential New York City magazine. She's planned out her life to achieve this goal, but in the movie's opening scene she gets dumped by her boyfriend, an event that will soon leave her homeless and jobless in the Big Apple. Ari Graynor plays Katie, a heavy-drinking party girl in need of a roommate after her beloved grandmother passes away, leaving her without the resources to cover her monthly rent. This odd couple is brought together by their mutual gay friend Jesse (Justin Long).

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