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FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... artwork


Type of media Film

Approved Running time 85m 28s

Release date 02/11/2012

BBFCInsight Contains frequent strong sex references

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Jamie Travis

Cast includes Seth Rogen, Justin Long, Ari Graynor, Mimi Rogers

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... is a US comedy drama in which two former college enemies bury their differences in order to share an expensive apartment in New York. When money gets tight the pair decide to set up a telephone sex chat service. The film is rated 18 for frequent strong sex references.

There are frequent strong verbal sex references throughout, some of which occur during conversation but many of which occur in the context of the operation of the phone sex line. These include verbal references to a variety of sexual practices, including urination and defecation during sex, anal sex and breath restriction. Such practices are only described and are not actually depicted. There are also visual jokes involving the use of dildos, although no explicit sexual activity is shown.

In some scenes, it is implied that male callers to the sex line are masturbating to the sexually explicit descriptions and conversations, although no clear detail is shown. Nonetheless, the scenes can be quite protracted in nature. It is also implied that there is masturbation on the part of the women providing the sex line services, again without explicit detail. There are a couple of sex scenes, including some gentle thrusting but no nudity or strong sexual detail.

There is frequent use of strong language and some sight of marijuana joints being smoked.

No-one younger than 18 may see an 18 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger that 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video or DVD.


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