I needed a light-hearted rom-com to kick start the weekend. What’s Your Number? was what I happened to pull off my shelf. All my movies that I haven’t seen happen to be dramas or action and I just wasn’t in the mood for it.
Director: Mark Mylod
Cast: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Chris Pratt
One day, Ally Darling (Anna Faris) reads an article that the national average for the number of men that women sleep with is 10.5. Seeing that she has neared almost twice the national average with her number being 19 (and this means she has a possibility of never getting married), she proclaims that she will not sleep with any other men until she finds the right one to fill in the slot of 20. With her sister, Daisy’s (Ari Graynor) wedding in the planning stages and discussions with some friends, she comes up with the idea that she should go back and take another look at her exes to see if she can spark something with them, as to not raise her number. At the same time, she asks for the help of her neighbor, Colin (Chris Evans), who not only has tracking skills, but is not serious about romantic relationships. The search for her exes, with Colin’s help, turns out to be a lot more than she expected.
This is a movie that falls in the enjoyable level for me. Its somewhat of a guilty pleasure not only because its a romantic comedy (and an R-rated one at that) but because Chris Evans is amazing eye candy. He is 90% naked or in his boxer briefs almost in all the shots. And when he isn’t naked, he is extremely dreamy and charming to look at. I’m going to admit right away that he makes this chick flick better than it actually is. He gives some nice little moments and some funny ones and sometimes, when they capture his charming looks on screen it just sweeps me away.
Searching for the exes
On the other hand, I’m not a huge fan of Anna Faris. From what I’ve heard, she got popular from the Scary Movie franchise. I have watched none of them and do not intend to ever do it. Feel free to tell me if thats true. However, I have seen her in House Bunny. She seems to like to engage herself in roles where she gets mildly revealing and/or naked. I think in an interview, they called her daring. She has some cute moments here and there in this flick however, she doesn’t engage me into the movie mostly because of the way she talks. I think its just her voice bothers me and sometimes, she has forced smiles and expressions. I guess its just her acting isn’t very natural to me. Not exactly sure how to describe it, but then at the same time, she has an awkwardness that can sometimes be cute and humorous.
Cute chemistry 🙂
As far as chemistry goes between Anna Faris’s Ally and Chris Evans’s Colin, there was some here and there. One of my favorite scenes was this basketball faceoff scene. That part was awesome. Well, and I can’t decide if its Chris Evans or the chemistry that they had but they had some hot moments when they were on-screen together. Like the one above this paragraph…
Another reason for guys to watch this, if you want to see her naked…
I’ve never sat around and compared my “number” with anyone nor have I ever wanted to share that even to start with. It seems a private matter, so I’m not exactly sure if that’s such an impact on a relationship, but if you do think it important, then I’m sure this flick could have some appeal. It does have some silly and comedic moments. I had a few laughs and its mostly mocking the flashbacks of her past boyfriends. Its cheap humor though, nothing witty about what they do with it and sometimes, it was plain strange.
What’s Your Number? is an enjoyable romantic comedy. Some cute moments, some humor and lots of sexy Chris Evans with his beautiful eyes to look at. That’s enough for me and fitted into my Friday movie night mood. Sometimes, its all about fulfilling my guilty pleasures 🙂