Movies of the week
The forthcoming flick, ‘For a Good Time, Call’ and the undisputed blockbuster ‘Bridesmaids’ have one thing in common-both are women-centric comedies. The cast of the new indie movie are not raising a hue and cry over the comparison being made. To tell the truth, they are pleased to know that their movie has become the talk of the town.
Lauren Anne Miller, one of the lead actors and also one of the scriptwriters of the film hinted that she’s happy about the comparison because Bridesmaid was a laughter riot. There’s no point for guessing why she’s happy: For A Good Time, Call’s major selling point is comedy as well. Miller has had the privilege of being cast in female-oriented comedies such as ‘Superbad’ and has tasted success in the exclusive genre.
If sources are correct, the phone line sex theme of ‘A Good Time, Call’ is inspired by real life experiences of one its stars. Miller and Ari Graynor will step into the shoes of two freenemies, who were always at each other during the college years. As fate had it, the girls take shelter in the same posh apartment. When their monthly bills become too big for their small pockets, they start a sex call business.
“Friends might eventually turn out to be enemies and enemies could actually turn out to be friends- this seems to be the message underlying the basic plot.”
As put by an actor, ‘the women have a tendency to presume each other’s nature and then tailor their behavior as per the imagination. On the other hand, if the women decide to behave more naturally, that engenders scope for self growth and development of healthy relationships.’