Since supporting roles in Nick & Nora, Youth in Revolt and more, Ari Graynor has been waiting for her break-out comedic lead turn and it’s finally here. Premiering at Sundance, she stars with Lauren Anne Miller (wife of Seth Rogen, who also co-wrote the script) in Jamie Travis‘ sex comedy For a Good Time Call….
Reception was strong for the film, but I was a little more tepid (full review here), as I thought it relied too heavily on the “women saying naughty things” gag. It aims for heart towards the end and almost gets there, but now we’ve got our first trailer today to check out, a red band one that reminds me of much of the funny stuff here. Featuring a strong supporting turn by Justin Long, playing the gay best friend, unfortunately Mark Webber, a key part of the film, is nowhere to be spotted. One can check it out below via Yahoo, but beware as it spoils one of the many strong cameos.
The reserved Lauren (played by Lauren Anne Miller) and the irrepressible Katie (Ari Graynor) are polar opposites… and past enemies. But when both come up short on the funds needed to afford their dream New York City apartment a mutual friend (Justin Long) re-introduces them and they reluctantly agree to room together. These apartment-mates have nothing in common – until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator, and recognizes a good business opportunity. But as their business partnership takes off, their newfound friendship finds unexpected challenges that may leave them both, as they say, hanging on the telephone.
For a Good Time Call... hits limited theaters on August 31st before going wide on September 7th.