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For a Good Time, Call… [2012] [R] - 9.4.8



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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College rivals (Lauren Miller and Ari Graynor) move in together when they find a fancy Gramercy Park apartment available. One of them runs a phone sex line and when the other loses her job, the women go into the business together. But as they add a website and film a commercial, they run into humorous ramifications. Also with Seth Rogen, Justin Long, Mimi Rogers, Nia Vardalos, Mark Webber and James Wolk. Directed by Jamie Travis. [1:26]

SEX/NUDITY 9 - Throughout the film we see and hear the workings of a telephone sex line run by two women: There are many scenes that include sexual sounds from men and women with heavy breathing, gasps, groans, screams, shouts and cursing and many scenes feature two women practicing orgasmic moans and screams.
 A man lies on top of a woman wearing a bra in bed (we see his bare back, shoulders and arms and her shoulders, arms and abdomen); after several hard thrusts, the man climaxes without noise and we then see them in the bathroom where she wears his pajama top and he wears the bottoms (we see her bare thighs and legs and his bare chest) as he tells her she is boring and breaks up with her. A woman tells a man she is dating "Let's have sex" and we see her panties fall to the floor from under her dress as we see the couple, otherwise fully clothed in bed and kissing; he removes his shirt (we see his full bare chest and back) while she lies on top of him, we see some mild thrusting, and announces that she climaxed.
 In four scenes, different men masturbate below the screen with rhythmic arm and body motions, either underneath a desk while seated, parked in a car, or sitting on a chair at home and all of them moan repeatedly and then shout when they climax (they all look down afterwards and grimace, presumably at the mess they have made); one of the men is seated in the driver's seat of his car and upon climax he shouts an obscenity, honks a long blast on the horn and we see that his car is a taxi where a woman passenger sits in the back with a shocked expression. A pilot in an airplane's bathroom shouts to the co-pilot to delay takeoff because he is masturbating during phone sex.
 A woman pole dances to an exercise video at home, slinking around the pole, shimmying and shaking her breasts while wearing a tight leotard and dance tights. A woman opens her trench coat to show a bustier she wore in case she reconciled with her boyfriend. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals moderate cleavage. Several women wear short skirts that reveal most of their bare thighs and legs. Women wear low-cut blouses that reveal cleavage. A woman lifts her skirt briefly to reveal her panties. Two women wear knee length nightgowns that reveal bare arms and shoulders. A woman wears a bra that reveals cleavage, panties and a body slimmer extending from bra to knee and she dances, saying that the underwear is funny. Two shower scenes show a woman's bare neck and shoulders.
 Over the phone, a woman tells a man to put a part of his genitals in a dish of milk; a woman imitates a man on the phone, saying that he climaxed on her. A woman makes a remark about having oral sex on a desk. Two women use a speakerphone to simulate a three-way sex call; they speak of licking nipples and caressing buttocks and we see one woman's buttocks in close-up (she is wearing a thong). A woman tells two men that she can't have oral sex with both of them at once. A woman says that she likes to do oral sex over the phone. A woman says (using crude terms) that men just want to masturbate to the sound of a woman's voice. A phone-sex line is advertised using crude terms for erection. Two women perform phone sex practice saying slang names for male and female genitalia and we hear them use all of these words in phone sex sessions. In a restaurant two women describe some phone sex calls, mentioning a gang bang, sister bang, three-ways, anal sex, masturbation and licking and sucking body parts. One sex line operator instructs another saying, "Don't tell me every time you masturbate during phone calls." A man asks two women for details about their phone sex calls and one of the women replies that she had an anal call once and the friend gasps. A woman auditioning to be a phone sex operator speaks in a baby voice and offers to do the part of a child for callers and the employers say they don't offer that type of call. After a phone sex call, an operator's roommate looks at her and makes a sexual remark using crude terms.
 Two women record a TV commercial for their phone sex business while seated in a bubble bath (we see their bare necks and shoulders) as they say, "Call 1-900-MMM-HMMM." Two women practice talking with a sex aid partially inserted into each of their mouths. A woman flips a switch on a red, white and blue sex aid and it bends and seems to dance. A woman tells her daughter that she does not like her leopard print dress because the print is sexy and that income from a phone sex line is dirty money. A phone sex operator says, "I'm all talk. I'm a virgin" to a female friend and cries; she says she does not know what to do on a date and the friend tells her to take things slow and she'll know when it's the right time to have sex. A gay man says he has a boyfriend, but we never see him. A female employer tells a job candidate, "I had sex with a woman with crooked bangs for six months for nothing." After a disagreement, a woman runs home while talking on a cell home to her roommate and saying, "I love you, I'm coming home; I'm coming" several times (it sounds like phone sex, but is not). We hear several comments about sex and masturbation being messy and that people should wash their hands afterwards.
 Two female roommates decorate their apartment with sexual aids. Two female roommates and business partners spray perfume on lace thong underwear to send to their sex line clients, and then make garlands of the thongs and hang them around their apartment.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - After drinking at a fraternity party a man vomits and we see goo hit the ground. After a fraternity party a woman gets a ride with a friend and urinates into a large drinking cup below screen while in the car (we hear the urination); when she holds up the cup, she accidentally dumps the urine on the driver and the driver slams on the brakes and screams for her to get out of the car. In two scenes one woman says she has to urinate and in the first scene, we see her sit on a toilet (below screen) and we hear urination as she talks to her roommate, who is standing at the mirror to apply makeup. A man and a woman brush their teeth and spit into a sink several times.
 A woman tells another woman's parents about their daughter's phone sex business; the parents are surprised and outraged and they criticize their daughter on a visit to her apartment and leave hastily. Two phone sex operators argue with a third operator; the third woman pulls out a crucifix necklace and says she intends to break up phone sex businesses on moral grounds, until the other operators fire her after shouting at her.
 A woman argues with her landlord about raising the rent. Two women considering sharing an apartment have a long argument before they agree to live together and we hear that the grandmother of one of the women died in one of the bedrooms. Two women have several loud arguments about what type of work each should do.
 We hear several comments about sex and masturbation being messy and that people should wash their hands afterwards. We hear that a man left Italy because his relationship with a Sicilian woman was too violent, involving shouting and face slapping. In two scenes, men mention defecating while having phone sex.
 After drinking at a fraternity party, men and women fall down steps and into a front yard but are unharmed.

PROFANITY 8 - About 33 F-words, 35 sexual references, 1 sexual gesture, 20 scatological terms, 45 anatomical terms, 10 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, boring, sterile, hairy, fancy pants, phone-whores, whores, slut, rapist), stereotypical references to men, women, fraternity brothers, gays, lesbians, Asians, sex industry workers, parents, blind dates, landlords, employers, Generation Y, 5 religious profanities, 10 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman receives a marijuana cigarette in a greeting card and smiles and she later tells her roommate that she smoked the whole thing as she eats popcorn ravenously. Men and women at a fraternity party drink beer and fall down steps, a woman and a man each drink an energy drink, three bar scenes feature a bar in the blurry background with open beer bottles and glasses with mixed drinks and men and women are seen drinking, a bottle of wine is shown on a kitchen counter in a home, friends at home drink wine from glasses, people seated along a bar in a tavern drink from bottles and glasses of beer and mixed drinks, and a man and a woman sit on a couch in a bar after drinking and they slur their words slightly. A man smokes several cigarettes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Unemployment, high paying jobs, telephone sex, family, friendships, relationships, trust, lies, honesty, integrity.

MESSAGE - Long-term relationships are important and it's OK to be a virgin.

Special Keywords: S9 - V4 - P8 - MPAAR

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