What's Your Number?
Anna Faris and Chris Evans star in the outrageously funny comedy that asks: can 19 wrongs make Mr. Right? When Ally Darling (Faris) reads an article that leads her to believe she's going to be alone forever, she begins a wild search to find the best "ex" of her life. But Ally's quest to reconnect with her former lovers goes hilariously awry, from a puppeteer who's more wooden than his puppet to a gynecologist with a "spotty" memory. Through it all, Ally might just find the man of her dreams in the last place she ever expected.
Few actresses can play frothy and ditzy as well as Anna Faris, star of the fizzy What's Your Number?. Faris's easy ability to fly along on the wispiest of plot threads, staying likable all the way, is harder than it looks, and Faris's talent makes What's Your Number? a fun, saucy date-night trifle. Faris plays Ally Darling, a woman who's had 20 boyfriends, and makes the mistake of reading a women's magazine article that says that a woman who has had more than 20 lovers has a harder time ultimately marrying. Ally then wonders if one of her "magic 20" might have been The One, and sets about to track them all down. What's Your Number? has a talented cast surrounding Faris, including Blythe Danner as her wedding-obsessed mom, Joel McHale as a former boss (and possible new "number"), and the gorgeous Chris Evans as Colin, Ally's neighbor. Ally and Colin strike up a friendship while she tries to track down her exes, and of course the viewer can see they are perfect for each other long before the script allows them to. Faris and Evans are winning and cunning, and manage to rise above the script that emulates the raunch of Bridesmaids but mostly sidesteps that film's giant heart. But it's not for lack of Faris's trying--she's irresistible, hilarious, and touchingly vulnerable. Her performance in What's Your Number? is a perfect 10. --A.T. Hurley
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
- Item model number : 54098011698
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 46 minutes
- Release date : January 10, 2012
- Actors : Anna Faris, Chris Evans
- Dubbed: : French
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- ASIN : B006DHAT5K
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #25,792 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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I feel that if you buy this movie from Amazon Video (online streaming) that you should get the whole movie. Not the edited version.
Chris Evans and Anna Faris are adorable together. The movie has all the elements of its genre - implausible situation, funny dialogue with some great visuals as well, mostly light-hearted story-telling, and a happy ending. There's even the time-honored parallel romance of a secondary couple. The activities by which the protagonist couple bonded were a little off the beaten track, which I really enjoyed. Best of all, the script and the performances showed, with a light and deft touch, the moments that, bit by bit, built a truly believable and meaningful relationship between the two protagonists.
Here, then, is why I enjoyed a second viewing and, though I originally only rented it, am now quite tempted to shell out the extra money to purchase. This movie works perfectly as a feel-good rom-com, but it is not fluff. Abusive family dynamics, performative femininity, double standards, the uneasy truce between friendship and flat out internecine warfare among girls and women when they form groups, predatory men and date rape - these are all touched on in Allie's odyssey, offered for thought if one wishes, but never pushed to the fore so stridently that a viewer can't skim over it if they prefer. There are no windy speeches, and yet, small comments, the wedding toasts, and final professions are deep enough to form a lump in the throat. I think Chris Evans is underrated as an actor, perhaps because he is so attractive. Anna Faris was brilliant, and the supporting cast made every moment of the movie believable and fun. Special kudos to Ari Graynor who was a great younger sister to Anna's Allie. These two actresses' sister chemistry really sparked.
BOTH Anna Faris (OMG I LOVE her no, who knew?) and Chris Evans are so adorable and funny as hell in this cute film. Its a typical rom-com, but it doesn't take itself seriously at all and its just delightful, trust me.
The actress who plays Daisy, the sister, is so cute too. You will love it.
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Like most - I hadn't expected much from "What's Your Number?" - yet it actually sparkles when so many other rom-coms don't. It's a genuinely funny and entertaining ride.
A huge part of its success has to go to ANNA FARIS who goes after this rom-com role like Katherine Heigl on speed. Her character Ally is all mouth and attitude, juggling a manic work life and occasionally stopping to have sex when the mood takes and the menu looks right. But in a kiss-and-tell cocktail chat with some bitchy friends - she realizes that her previous-partner-count has in fact topped 19 - and the next guy has to be the magic 20. Cue cameos of former lovers (Sherlock's Martin Freeman is excellent) and awkward situations involving varying amounts of revolving underwear.
Meanwhile in the apartment across the hall her admittedly handsome neighbour Colin keeps dodging a constant procession of one-night stands with lady lovelies. Whether these poor women adore him or not - Colin seems obnoxious to them and even uses Ally's apartment on occasion to hide from his conquests. So it isn't long before the two strike up an unholy bargain - Colin can hold up in her place when he needs to avoid reasonability - in return he'll help Ally track down those past boyfriends to see if they might now represent potential husband material. Will love triumph over crabs, checklists and cockroaches? Will Ally find the man of her dreams? Is Number 20/Mister Right in fact right under her nose? Let me hazard a guess...
The picture quality on the BLU RAY is gorgeous throughout - defaulted to 1.85:1 so it fills out the full screen naturally. There are 8 Deleted Scenes as extras and a very funny 'Gag Reel'. Subtitles supplied are: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Latin Spanish, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and English For The Hard Of Hearing. Also note that the American 20th Century Fox issue is REGION A LOCKED so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are). Stick with the UK variant - as you can see it's available for under a fiver in most places.
"What's Your Number?" is far better than it had any divine right to be (my 19 year old daughter laughed a lot).
A bit of a hoot frankly and thoroughly recommended.
Now all I need to do is count backwards myself. Let me see - was it 12,500 or was it 13,750?
I thought the premise of it was an interesting one and it lead to some hilarious moments.
Basically the central character Ally played by Anna Faris reads an article in a magazine that says women who have dated more than 20 men will have trouble getting a husband, so after reaching the limit she decides to revisit all her past boyfriends to find out if one of them really was 'the one'.
I laughed alot throughout the film and though the story and dialogue were very funny, I think it was Anna Faris that took it to the next level, she really is fantastic in this and along with a top supporting cast which includes Chris Evans they take a good comedy and make it a great one .
I can't believe this is the only review on here, I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good comedy or just likes films in general, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
If you don't know, Anna Faris is fast catching Cameron Diaz up as the `dippy, but loveable blonde.' Here she plays a girl who decides she's slept with too many men and decides to track down all twenty of her exes to see if one of them was actually Mr Right. She does this with the help of her neighbour, played by Chris Evans.
Does anyone actually watch a romantic comedy and wonder whether the two leading characters will or won't get together in the end? Probably not, so I won't go there. Instead I'll mention that Anna does track her previous guys down in a series of almost `sketch-like' chapters. This is hardly the work of genius scriptwriters, but, in this case, it gets the job done, as each man she revisits is pretty funny each time.
Faris is silly, dippy, attractive and falls over a lot, but then that's what she does. And, if you're not into that sort of performance, you'll probably hate this film.
However, if you want a daft romantic (kind of adult) comedy, there are worse around. I laughed and I don't normally laugh at `boy meets girl' type of flicks.
Grab the popcorn and put your brain on hold long enough to wonder whether Anna and Chris decide that, despite their differences, they're really meant for each other. Almost brings a tear to my cynical eye.
This consistency gives the film a slightly bland, easy to forget quality even though it has plenty of spiky bits. It's not a bland movie, it just maybe plays too smoothly for its own good.
All I can add is that it's an amusing film with an appealingly goofy lead actress. The story is interesting and quickly paced. And it's quite coarse with more graphic sex talk than is usual for a romcom.
The ending is a little flat and indifferent with a contrived (although acknowledged and poked fun at) bit of unnecessary racing against time. There really isn't much, if at all any, reason for the couple not to be together once they work out they like each other so it's not one of the greatest romantic stories ever told with endless obstacles to overcome.
It's a very solid, sturdy movie with a bit more broader humour than is usual for the genre. I liked the movie and I would recommend it.