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DVD Review: What’s Your Number?

January 10, 2012

What’s Your Number? – A 20th Century Fox Release

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2012

Rated 14A for coarse language and sexual content

Running time: 105 minutes

Mark Mylod (dir.)

Gabrielle Allan (screenplay)

Jennifer Crittenden (screenplay)

Based on the novel 20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak

Aaron Zigman (music)

Anna Faris as Ally Darling

Chris Evans as Colin Shea

Ari Graynor as Daisy Darling

Blythe Danner as Ava Darling

Our reviews below:


What’s Your Number? DVD Review By John C.

**1/2 (out of 4)

When Ally Darling (Anna Faris) reads a magazine article saying that once you’ve had sex with twenty or more guys, your chances of finding the one seriously dwindle.  So she teams up with private detective and aspiring musician Colin Shea (Chris Evans), her neighbour who has a tendency to walk around naked, so that he can help track down her old lovers to see if any have gotten better with age.  Right from the opening scene of What’s Your Number? we know exactly where the story will end up.

Although What’s Your Number? has a somewhat stupid premise and follows a predictable path, the quirky cast of characters provide some genuinely funny scenes.  A brief appearance from Andy Samberg as a puppeteer is just priceless.  The film is also raunchier than I expected, and that’s one of the things that I kind of liked about it.  Anna Faris in particular has great comic timing and has an appealing energy about her, and in many ways she is the one who makes the film worth a look.  It’s nothing brilliant, but makes for an amusing rental.

The Blu-ray includes an extended cut of the film, severel deleted scenes and a gag reel.


What’s Your Number? DVD Review By Erin V.  

**1/2 (out of 4)

In What’s Your Number, Anna Faris plays Ally Darling, who has many ex’s in her life.  When she finds a magazine article that says that people who’ve had more than 20 lovers are less likely to get married, she freaks out.  She’s had 20 already, which leads her to believe that in order to find her true love, she’ll have to track down her ex’s and find him among them.  To start, she makes a pact with her private detective neighbour Colin (Chris Evans) that if he helps her, she’ll help him avoid all the woman he’s left behind in his life.  Of course, with similar personalities it’s inevitable what starts to happen between them.

From the trailer, the film looks pretty bad, but in terms of how romantic comedies go, this is actually one of the more watchable ones.  Sure the storyline is pretty silly, but it turns out to be surprisingly pretty harmless fun, mainly due to the two leads.  It’s worth a rental if you’re interested – I’ll admit to laughing throughout.


What’s Your Number? DVD Review By Nicole

**1/2 (out of 4)

How many lovers is too many?  What’s Your Number? asks that question in a fun and playful way.  Ally (Anna Faris) has had twenty different boyfriends in her life, and is now single.  But after reading a magazine article that claims having over twenty lovers in a woman’s life renders her single, Ally call on her cute detective neighbour Colin (Chris Evans) to track down her exes in case one of them is ‘the one.’  But as she gets to know Colin, she realizes the right one may not be so far away.

This is not a brilliant film, but it is still a lot of fun.  There are a lot of good lines in the movie, as well as likable characters.  Without a shred of cynicism, What’s Your Number? is a light romantic-comedy that definitely appeals to both its target young female demographic, as well as young guys.


What’s Your Number? DVD Review By Maureen

**1/2 (out of 4)

What’s the number of lovers that would be considered one too many?  According to a women’s magazine article in What’s Your Number? lead character Ally Darling (Anna Faris) has reached the maximum number of twenty lovers before she would be considered poor marriage material by most men.  To make sure she remains eligible for any hypothetical marriage, Ally figures she better go back through the list of her former beaus and pick one of them before she ends up meeting and falling for number 21.  Too bad she’s lost track of most of them.  Thank goodness for her good-looking and open-minded neighbour, Colin (Chris Evans) has some detective skills and can help her track the twenty men down.

What’s Your Number? is a fairly entertaining romantic-comedic with a pleasant cast and amusing, though sometimes raunchy dialogue.  The whole plot is full of stereotypes and is rather predictable.  The ending is obvious right from the beginning.  However, the film is worth a rental, especially if you enjoy the company of Anna Faris or Chris Evans as amusing eye candy.


What’s Your Number? DVD Review By Tony

** (out of 4)

What’s Your Number is the question on the mind of Ally Darling (Anna Faris). Having just been informed that marriage chances are negligible for anyone who has had twenty or more lovers, she vows to abstain until she has revisited her own list of nineteen previous boyfriends for a possible life partner. She is aided in her quest by her promiscuous neighbour Colin (Chris Evans), with predictable results in the end.

Despite its flimsy premise and raunchy script, What’s Your Number? delivers some big laughs, particularly from the relationship between Colin and Ally and a good supporting cast that includes Zachary Quinto, Thomas Lennon, Andy Samberg, and Anthony Mackie as quirky former partners, as well as Blythe Danner and Ed Begley Jr. as her parents.


Consensus: Although What’s Your Number? tells a predictable story centred around a shallow premise, the film is made stronger by a surprising amount of crude laughs and the appealing comedic presence of Anna Faris in the leading role.  **1/2 (Out of 4)

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