FilmSeptember 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Review: What’s Your Number

What’s Your Number delivers easy laughs without aiming too high.

What’s your number? Of sex partners, that is. Ali Darling’s (Faris) number is high. Really high. And according to a magazine article she reads, 96% of women who sleep with more than 20 men in their lives don’t get married. The only solution? See if one of the (many) men of her past is The One. With the help of her hunky, womanizing neighbor Colin (Evans), Ali sets out to track down every guy she’s slept with so that her number doesn’t go any higher.

Naturally, this leads to some hilarious encounters with her exes that will leave you laughing out loud. The best is Ali’s attempt to rekindle the connection with her British ex — complete with the disastrous deterioration of her fake British accent. (If you think this scene didn’t look funny in the movie’s trailer, think again.) Featuring great cameos by Andy Samberg, Joel McHale and other comedic heavyweights, the main problem with the scenes of Ali reuniting with her old flames is that there just aren’t that many of them. You’ll find yourself wishing the movie had included more of Ali’s exes, rather than wasting time on her generic family issues and her sister’s imminent wedding.

The inevitable romance between Ali and Colin is predictable and comes complete with a random, gratuitous game of strip basketball in the Celtics arena. Even so, Faris and Evans’ chemistry is actually somewhat believable, and their back and forth one–liners make them a great comedic tag team. The movie starts to drag by the end, and the sudden introduction of Ali’s advice–giving father seems forced, but the film is perfect for a few good laughs.

What’s Your Number is silly, but it’s definitely fun. Just don’t expect any deep commentary on gender politics or society’s view of highly sexual women from this film. However, if you are in the mood for a lighthearted, somewhat raunchy comedy, this is the film for you.

What’s Your Number
Starring: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ed Begley Jr.
Directed by: Mark Mylod
See if you liked: Definitely, Maybe
R, 106 min
3/5 Stars

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