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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: 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.
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?
Conclusion: Bridesmaids has ushered us into the age of the raunchy, female-centric comedy, and What's Your Number is the first wannabe, a laughless, ploddingly paced experience that seems much longer than its 106 minutes. Skip the longer, "unrated extended cut," which just adds to the misery. In fact, skip the whole thing and just watch Bridesmaids again. What's Your Number just isn't worth your time. Did you find this review helpful?
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.
Excerpt: I detta bud på filmen som 2011 minst behövde möter man Ally Darling (Anna Faris, känd från Scary movie och en självparodi i Lost in translation) som via en Marie Claire-artikel upptäcker att hon efter 20 älskare bara måste stadga sig för att inte hamna på det otäcka och oundvikliga slampglasberget. Hjälpt av en hunkig grannkille med deckartalang börjar hon söka upp sina gamla kavaljerer. Vilken av de 20 ska hon få? Blir det grannhunken, rentav?