Slut Story ~ Movie Review of ‘What’s Your Number?’

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A few months ago Anna Faris, star of ‘What’s Your Number?’ hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’.  Although she is blonde, bouncy, and fun; her hosting and her recent theatrical performance in this film prove her to be no Kristen Wiig.  ‘What’s Your Number’ isn’t without its charms, but it is a formulaic romantic comedy from the female perspective. 

 

                In case you haven’t seen any previews of ‘What’s Your Number?’ the ‘number’ in the title refers to how many lovers a person has before their commit themselves to ‘the one’.  Faris is Ally Darling who is on the cusp of becoming an official slut muffin (my wording, not hers).  Prompted by her recent firing (Joel McHale plays her boss) and her sister’s wedding Ally feels obligated to find a significant other.  Because she does not want to increase the number of men she has slept with, she decides to revisit her past lovers to see if any of them could be husband material.  Along the way, of course, she sees the errors of her way.  A puppeteer?  You know that reunion wasn’t going to end well. 

 

                Living across the hall from Darling is a handsome neighbor (Chris Evans) who needs her aid to escape the plethora of women he wants to toss aside after experiencing his signature one night stands with them.  Since he is a computer expert of sorts, they agree to help each other out with the inevitable results.

 

                ‘Your Number’ isn’t very memorable but it has a few good laughs along with an impressive performance by Blythe Danner as Ally’s marriage minded society mother.  As traditional chick flick decorum dictates, there is the moment of self-discovery along with self-acceptance.  Faris is quirkier than most of the characters that dominate movies of this genre, but her persona doesn’t really translate well as a central character; she is more like a supporting player.  Evans looked hotter in this film than all of his other films combined.  Despite being in ‘Captain America’ ‘Number’ this is the first film he has been in that I actually saw star quality to him. 

 

                Overall ‘What’s Your Number?’ is fun in small ways.  I think it might make a better rental than watching it in a theater.  I don’t think it is a film that men would normally enjoy, but I think women will find it humorous thus it would be a fun film to share on a girls’ night in or out.       

 

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