Monday, September 24, 2012

FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... - please don't

A fairly abysmal execution of what could have been a pretty good story is what comes about to entertain us here. 

Two young women are having a rough go of it in the city of all cities, New York. They had a piss poor encounter in high school and never spoke again. They are once again reunited through a mutual friend, Justin Long. They have no choice but to live together to help resolve each others financial and housing conflict. The one girl runs a phone sex hotline and the other decides to help out and grow the business. A little more drama. The End. 

The comic lines are delivered poorly much of the time. The characters are one dimensional  and linear with some sway towards bending. The interesting thing, however, is that even though this was not a very well made movie, I cared about the girls in the end. I didn't hate it but wouldn't recommend it either. The cameos from Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen were the best scenes in the film. Lauren Miller really looked like she was Mimi Rogers daughter—good casting choice. A quirky little NYC phone sex story—no more, no less.

Recommended Viewing: Bananas - Happiness - Flirting With Disaster

              Bob Scale: The Critic: 5.2   -   The Fan: 6.0
             MetaCritic: 55
 Rotten Tomatoes: 57
                    IMDB: 5.6

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