What's Your Number? (2011)

Comedy, Romance
Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Blythe Danner
A woman looks back at the past twenty men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.
The comic timing of Anna Faris is sharp as always, but it's wasted away in this predictable, boilerplate comedy.
  • 20th Century Fox Company:
  • R Rated:
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  • 30 Sep 2011 Released:
  • 10 Jan 2012 DVD Release:
  • $14.0M Box office:

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Finally a romantic comedy for all9/10
My girlfriend got invited to a screening of this movie and though I tried to wiggle my way out of it, I was trapped into going. Walking into the theater with the worst possible predisposition, I have to admit I left smiling.

Men will immediately sympathize with the Chris Evans character: Slacker/musician/womanizer. Not the classic perfect catch man of these type of movies, which is breath of fresh air. I am not particularly fond of Farris, but she was another pleasant surprise. She makes her character very likable and though pursuing a completely ridiculous task she is absolutely relatable. Excellent character development by both, we see them grow and change and their on screen chemistry is just right. The reason I think the movie is perfect for all is that it has the right amount of romantic elements, mixed with a fair amount of raunchy and naked butts to keep everyone laughing. Not once during this movie did I feel it was falling into a sappy whole, and trust me I am the first one to stick two fingers down his throat when that happens (sorry for the image).

This movie definitely brakes the mold of Romantic Comedy, hopefully this is the direction they will take in the future. Let's make one thing clear: If you go see "What's your number?" be ready to laugh, be entertained and have a fun time. Don't expect "The Godfather", cause it ain't.

I'm not much of a review writer but there's something bugging me and I want to get it out. As a person who works in the film industry, I am particularly offended by the comment left below. You can like or dislike a movie for many reasons, obviously nobody has the definite truth. However, these folks create, develop, and put their names out there just to entertain you. You chose to stay behind your computer screen and criticize their work (poorly, I might add). Guess who's the coward?
What's your number? Probably higher than the score for this film…5/10
I'll be honest. This was the least challenging movie showing at the
cinema that didn't involve 3D sharks, hence its appeal. In a nutshell,
Anna Faris vows not to sleep with anyone else unless he's 'The One'
after learning (via the ever reliable medium of the woman's mag) that
96% of women with more than 20 ex-partners are unable to find husbands
- I don't deny that it's cinematic candy floss.

Unfortunately, even with expectations thus lowered, What's Your Number?
still isn't premier league viewing. It's a shame really - Anna Faris
and Chris Evans are a likable (and immensely buff) central couple,
which makes them easy to root for/drool over. However, the film itself
is merely a sequence of plot devices, some of which work, more of which
don't. It's a terrible waste - few actresses have as much comic
potential and willingness to make an ass of themselves as Faris. Even
the open comedy goal of Faris re-visiting her exes is wasted - despite
some promisingly perverse material, numerous cameos (including Martin
Freeman, and a finger sniffing Joel McHale) are fluffed or wasted. The
only positive is that the unmemorable male characters leave Blythe
Danner clutching the best supporting actor role (as Faris' demonically
elegant mother) by default.

As for Evans, while he is effectively rehashing previous roles, most
notably The Human Torch, as a cocky but lovable man ho', he (and his
magnificent abs) are still worth the price of entry. Plus the
basketball scene is probably the sexiest thing involving one ball that
you'll see in a cineplex this year.

Unfortunately, despite a plausible premise (rare is the woman that
hasn't questioned everything about her existence after reading an
article in a lifestyle magazine), the film sags. I wasn't expecting an
exhaustive treatise on feminism, but What's Your Number? doesn't even
acknowledge the irony of a woman 'taking control' of her life on the
basis of a single spurious statistic in a Marie Claire article, or the
flagrant double standard at play as Faris' character freaks out about
her number - a number easily surpassed by her male neighbour. Such
omissions push the film beyond light and fluffy, and into outright
vacuous territory instead. Sub plots come and go without arousing much
interest, the insurmountable obstacle and various declarations of love
are extremely contrived (yes, even for a rom com), and then there's the
perennial question of how two penniless people can afford such
magnificent apartments (I rent a hovel at vast expense, so naturally it
bothers me).

In short, there were better rom coms released in 2011 and unless you've
already seen them, you should probably save this one for a rainy Sunday
evening.
The Best Movie Katherine Heigl Never Made8/10
"What's Your Number?" follows the standard Rom-Com formula as all the other Katherine Heigl or Jennifer Aniston movies that came before it. The only difference is this one is actually funny and has a bunch of laugh out loud jokes.

The reason this film is so much better than the other R-rated Rom-Com's is that Anna Faris is a true comedienne and is not afraid to show a little butt-cheek to get a laugh. She is essentially the whole reason to see this film.

Chris Evans, Blythe Danner, and Ed Begley Jr. make up the fine supporting cast. The jokes are mostly foul, crude, and unsophisticated but the audience at my showing was laughing throughout most of the film. The ending gets saccharine and sentimental at the end, but most of these types of films do that.

If you have felt cheated by the films of Jennifer Aniston and Katherine Heigl, you should check out "What's Your Number?"
Got Anna Faris' Number!6/10
Do you looooooove Rom-Coms? Do you looooooove Anna Faris? If the answer is yes to either, then you can add at least another star or two to this rating.

For me, rom-coms are just too damn predictable and therefore never going to get above a six rating (unless you're talking unconventional genre spasms like 500 Days of Summer).

However taking into account I don't like rom-coms, this is the highest rating one of these films will get from me. Anna Faris is extremely likable as ever and Chris Evans is very funny and probably a perfect specimen of man in the eyes of many an audience member.

Watch the trailer and you'll know how it ends but the journey provides the kind of rude laughs and romantic moments in iconic locations that are becoming ever more familiar in the modern rom-com.

Like the recent Friends With Benefits (not bad) and the hilarious Bridesmaids, What's Your Number? is ruder and funnier than many older rom-coms with hand-job jokes, potty-mouthed dialogue and a female character who is liberated, crude and played by a star who is definitely not too shy or vain to embarrass herself.

As Faris' character searches for the perfect man among her twenty ex-lovers, cameos from Martin Freeman and Andy Samberg maintain interest but it's Faris and Evans that provide the real laughs and chemistry.

Nothing new if you're not a rom-com fan but ticks all the boxes for the target audience and keeps the genre headed in a dirtier direction.
pleasantly surprised5/10
a friend invited me to a screening of What's Your Number the other night and i went, but thought it was going to be lame. It wasn't! the trailer is so bad - why is it so bad? but the movie is funny! i swear, there are parts that are still making me chuckle days later.

Anna Faris is darling. Chris Evans not as boring as you think he's going to be - he's actually quite charming. (and his body is sick, but that's beside the point.) They have good chemistry and the banter between them is hysterical. they say the things that you think and would never dare to say out loud, which made me laugh and laugh. some people might find that offensive, like my mom, but i'm not recommending this movie to her.

i am recommending it to my girlfriends though. i see a lot of movies and this is waaay better than that No Strings Attached or horrible Justin Timberlake rom-com. this one is cute and has some really funny lines.

also - it's a fun shopping movie. i covet her apartment, i want to go to Boston in springtime, and it made me want to dig up some of my 80's music. is it winning an Oscar? no, but it's cute. i don't think you'll be disappointed.