Best and Worst of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Lay the Favorite,' 'The Surrogate'
What to see and avoid when these flicks come your way
Best: 'For A Good Time Call'
Jamie Travis' comedy about two women who decide their best chance to afford a comfortable New York City apartment building wasn't the sort of Sundance movie that raised the narrative or aesthetic stakes very high, but sometimes after days of tragic documentaries and artificially uplifting dramas, it's a tremendous relief just to laugh. Hard. And "For a Good Time, Call..." produced the biggest belly laughs of any film playing at Park City, thanks in large part to leading ladies Lauren Anne Miller and Ari Graynor. Miller also co-wrote the loopy and unapologetically raunchy script with Katie Anne Naylon, while Graynor may have finally found a breakout role after years of scene-stealing from the fringes.
- Daniel Fienberg