Love and friendship are on the line in For a Good Time, Call…, directed by Jamie Travis from an original screenplay by Katie Anne Naylon & Lauren Anne Miller. The contemporary comedy world-premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, lifting audiences to their feet and lifting their spirits. Ms. Miller stars in the movie opposite Ari Graynor (The Sitter, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist).
Two young women come up short on the funds needed to live in New York City. Lauren Powell (played by Ms. Miller), a reserved overachiever, is suddenly on her own after boyfriend Charlie (James Wolk) abruptly breaks up with her. Katie Steele (Ms. Graynor), an irrepressible free spirit, is about to forfeit a dream residence unless she finds an apartment-mate.
Their mutual best friend Jesse (Justin Long) has the bright idea that they room together, even though he well knows that they are polar opposites who haven’t spoken since they met in college and then fell out within minutes. When Lauren and Katie meet up anew at Jesse’s behest, they’re still an at-odds couple…
…but, without options, Lauren reluctantly moves in. With nothing in common, she and Katie barely speak – until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator. This is, Lauren reasons, a good business opportunity; together, they will buy a land line and start up their own answering service.
Katie is – it would seem – already in her element, and Lauren catches on quick; it’s not long before the blushing subsides and the candid chatting becomes second nature to her. It’s a long, hot summer for the newly minted team and their callers; Lauren puts her job hunt on hold while Katie considers the courtship ministrations of caller Sean (Mark Webber). But as their business partnership takes off, Lauren and Katie’s newfound friendship finds unexpected challenges that may leave them both, as they say, hanging on the telephone.
A Focus Features presentation of an AdScott Pictures production in association with Anne In The Middle, Principal Entertainment, and Nasser Entertainment Group. A Film by Jamie Travis. For a Good Time, Call… Ari Graynor, Lauren Anne Miller, James Wolk, Nia Vardalos. With Mark Webber and Justin Long. Casting by Angela Demo, CSA and Barbara J. McCarthy. Music Supervisors, Amine Ramer, Michael Turner. Music by John Swihart. Costume Designer, Maya Lieberman. Editor, Evan Henke. Production Designer, Sue Tebbutt. Director of Photography, James Laxton. Executive Producers, Daniel M. Miller, Ari Graynor, Joe Nasser, Jack Nasser. Produced by Katie Anne Naylon, Lauren Anne Miller, Josh Kesselman, Jen Weinbaum, Jenny Hinkey. Written by Katie Anne Naylon & Lauren Anne Miller. Directed by Jamie Travis. A Focus Features Release.