For a Good Time, Call...

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Aug 29, 2012
    50
    The performances by Miller and Graynor are high-spirited enough that you yearn to see them in worthier material. The potential is there. If there's anything more seductive to Manhattanites than sex, it's a cheap apartment overlooking Gramercy Park.
  2. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Aug 30, 2012
    60
    The most adorably filthy movie you may ever see.
  3. Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    Sep 6, 2012
    50
    The main distinction of this particular raunchfest, about the economic opportunities available to women in the phone-sex industry, is that it does not reconcile its slim narrative conflict with a big, fat wedding.
  4. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    Aug 30, 2012
    50
    In its way, the film is more concerned with the love between friends than the sex between strangers.
  5. Reviewed by: Geoff Pevere
    Aug 30, 2012
    50
    Easily the daffiest movie you've ever seen that also references incestuous role-playing games.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Nov 4, 2012
    60
    The dialogue, penned by Miller with Katie Anne Naylon, is subversively salty: surpassing even those Judd Apatow comedies to which it's indebted, this is almost certainly the filthiest movie ever to bear the Universal logo.
  7. Reviewed by: Kimber Myers
    Aug 30, 2012
    58
    By sex line standards, For a Good Time, Call... clearly succeeds –- it starts off slow, includes plenty of dirty talk, then gives us the happy ending we came for –- but our needs are a little bit greater when it comes to good films.
  8. Reviewed by: Josh Winning
    Oct 27, 2012
    60
    All right, it's not up there with "Bridesmaids" but, thanks to a game Graynor (here channelling a young Bette Midler), a revolving door of cameos and some gloriously smutty pillow talk, For A Good Time delivers, yes, exactly that.
  9. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Aug 30, 2012
    50
    Does its share of teasing, but amounts to nothing serious.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Sep 1, 2012
    2
    Campy to a fault, For a Good Time, Call... takes an unorthodox subject, phone sex, and lays it on top of a plot which checks off every singleCampy to a fault, For a Good Time, Call... takes an unorthodox subject, phone sex, and lays it on top of a plot which checks off every single cliché in film about friendship. The two protagonists were flatter than cardboard cutouts, introduced more as caricatures than characters. The only exception was Justin Long's character who's quirkiness stole our attention every time he was on screen. A story with no struggle, and no point, dictated by the horrible soundtrack. Full Review »
  2. Apr 1, 2015
    8
    FOR A GOOD TIME CALL is one of those buoyant lovely films about friendship that just totally thrill me. It's also really dirty and funny. TryFOR A GOOD TIME CALL is one of those buoyant lovely films about friendship that just totally thrill me. It's also really dirty and funny. Try to ignore the 3rd act required conflict moment and you'll love it! And Ari Graynor is sublime. Full Review »
  3. Nov 13, 2014
    6
    "For a Good Time, Call ..." 10 Scale Rating: 6.5 (Decent) ...

    The Good: Despite it's premise and content, it was actually a charming film.
    "For a Good Time, Call ..." 10 Scale Rating: 6.5 (Decent) ...

    The Good: Despite it's premise and content, it was actually a charming film. Ari Graynor has a breakout performance and the cast as a whole does a solid job. Genuinely amusing for the most part.

    The Bad: The end is a little too tidy and very VERY rushed. It just sort of ends after dragging on for the last 20 minutes, which really brings down what was otherwise a good movie.
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