Saturday, October 6, 2012
For a Good Time, Call...
Straight-laced Lauren has just been dumped by her boyfriend and fired from her job, and needs a new place to live. Fun-loving Katie lives in a fabulous apartment but is a little strapped for cash, and needs a roommate. Perfect, right? Except Katie is working as a phone sex operator, but not making much money at it. In exchange for a break on her half of the rent, Lauren gets on board and vows to help Katie turn a profit. So they strike out together in the phone sex business, and turn a profit they do - and become the best of friends in the process, learning about themselves and each other as they go.
I thought For a Good Time, Call... was a fun and cute. It remained funny throughout and there were some absolutely hilarious moments involving the phone sex business. But at its core, I thought it was a sort of adorable story about female friendship. It was fun to watch Lauren's and Katie's transformations - Lauren loosens up and sheds her prissy demeanor, and Katie lets her guard down and admits some vulnerability. All in all - a lighthearted, consistently funny story about the friendship between two young women trying to make a living. 7.5 out of 10.