Reviews and Problems with What's Your Number?
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What's Your Number? Blu-ray Review
27 January 2012
Excerpt: The Film Hollywood just can't figure out what to do with Anna Faris. After the successful Scary Movie franchise, she had small but memorable roles in Lost in Translation and Brokeback Mountain . However, when it came to putting her front and center, her agent hooked her up with The House Bunny, Take Me Home Tonight , and Yogi Bear . In What's Your Favorite Number? , Faris once again tries to inject some laughs into a weak premise.
Excerpt: Stop me if you've heard this one before: What's Your Number? stars Anna Faris ( Observe and Report ) as Ally, a single twentysomething with a rather long dating history. After reading a magazine article that claims people with more than 20 sexual partners have almost impossible odds of finding a spouse, Ally panics. See, she's already been with 19 guys!
Excerpt: Anyone want to bet $20 that Chris Evans is the guy Anna Faris ends up with at the end of What’s Your Number? Well, you’d be right, and you’re not getting $20. Sorry. You can take one look at a trailer and figure out Evans is the “it” guy, or maybe a cast list on IMDB. Surely she’s not hooking up with Ed Begley Jr. anyhow. Eww. So why does Number exist?
Conclusion: Both Anna Faris and Chris Evans have great comedic timing, they're charismatic and extremely fun to watch, but the not-so-bright minds behind 'What's Your Number?' failed to let them shine. Some moments of the raunchy R-rated comedy work just fine, but most don't work at all. The movie moves slowly, which only gets worse with the extended cut. The picture quality is great but it features minor inconsistent problems.
Summary: Never has the phrase "by the numbers" seemed so apt. Look, I don't expect rom-com chick flicks to break much new cinematic ground, but throw me a bone here, Hollywood, and at the very least vary the formula a bit. What's Your Number? is a bottom of the barrel-scraping premise--a girl tracks down her 19 ex-lovers in order to find Mr. Right-- dressed up in all the usual cliche romantic comedy accoutrements.
Excerpt: What's Your Number is yet another regrettable entry in the ongoing Hollywood saga of "When bad movies happen to good people." Pretty much everyone in this movie, from star and executive producer Anna Faris on down to Aziz Ansari in a tiny cameo, is infinitely better than the material, a dull retread over the familiar plight of a single gal unlucky in love but with the perfect guy right there under her nose.
Excerpt: The gimmicky new romantic comedy What’s Your Number? takes place in a strange time warp where attitudes about sex and promiscuity change dramatically from scene to scene. In one sequence, members of a bridal party trade bawdy sex talk; in another, a future mogul expresses something approaching horror at the prospect that a woman in her 30s, like Anna Faris , might have had sex with more than two people. It turns out What’s Your Number?
Summary: I’m a big fan of Anna Faris. From the Scary Movies to Yogi Bear and The House Bunny she’s enlivened even the most moribund of comedies. She’s Katherine Heigl with a personality, Kate Hudson with better comic timing, a taller, less southern Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey in a dress. But even Faris, saddled with a script that makes her character both ditzy and cynical, can’t save this lame duck Bridesmaids meets Ghosts of Girlfriends Past hybrid.