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What's Your Number? (2011)

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23

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 109
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 84

The comic timing of Anna Faris is sharp as always, but it's wasted away in this predictable, boilerplate comedy.

13

Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 32
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 28

The comic timing of Anna Faris is sharp as always, but it's wasted away in this predictable, boilerplate comedy.

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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Anna Faris is Ally Darling, who after reading a magazine article that leads her to believe she's going to be forever alone, begins a wild search for the best "ex" of her life. -- (C) Official Site

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Comedy

Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden

Jan 10, 2012

$14.0M

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All Critics (113) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (84) | DVD (3)

This desperately seeking-laughs comedy stars Anna Faris, a comedian with a lot of quirk appeal, though little of it is on display.

September 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Denver Post
Denver Post
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With her sweet ditz openness, honk of a voice, blonde pixie looks and absolutely fearless comic flair, Anna Faris should be a superstar. But no one's found the right bottle for her elixir.

September 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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Lighting, camerawork, and editing are all a slapdash mess, one that further hinders the actors trying their best to get through this failed hookup of a comedy.

September 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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What's Your Number unavoidably plays like a mash-up of the recent romantic comedies that it should have beat to market.

September 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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For comedy connoisseurs it isn't news that Anna Faris is a largely untapped treasure. The melancholy question that lingers on the way out of the vulgar yet retrograde What's Your Number? is: Whither Anna?

September 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Slate
Slate
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Once again Anna Faris manages to be the best thing in another not very good Anna Faris movie.

September 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comment (1)
Globe and Mail
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By trying to remain romantic comedy audience-friendly, it just purees the whole thing into a stew no one would want to eat.

June 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Deadspin
Deadspin

What's Your Number? isn't necessary as a romantic comedy should be. It goes for the cheap way out at every turn and uses Faris as a punching bag for acquiring jokes.

February 11, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

Too similar to, and inferior to, "Bridesmaids"

January 6, 2013 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

While Faris is her usual, lovably offbeat self, she ultimately fights a losing battle against formula.

February 23, 2012 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Sometimes, underneath a film's 'R' rating for sexual content and foul language, lies a core of sweetness and warmth. Unfortunately, for the unsuspecting viewer who is used to the quality of, say, Judd Apatow comedies, this is not one of those films.

December 22, 2011 Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa)
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

The film's satirical jabs at people addicted to Facebook and Twitter raises a few smiles in what is otherwise a straight-to-cinemas DVD release.

October 18, 2011 Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)

Anna Faris and Chris Evans have enough charm to almost pull this off. Almost.

October 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Plain Dealer

There is something really attractive about Anna Faris as Ally, she has that mesmerizing mobile mouth that distracts but her presence is actually totally winning. She's a klutz but a loveable one.

October 12, 2011 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

Still, it's hard to dislike any vehicle for Faris -- the slob's Marilyn Monroe -- with her gift for dejection and her pliable face, which is like a hastily drawn cartoon.

October 12, 2011 Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)

If anything, it feels like 'What's Your Number?' is the worst version of what 'Bridesmaids' could have been. It just doesn't heart, and every joke feels completely forced and obvious.

October 11, 2011 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
The Scorecard Review

Fresh, funny and boosted by Anna Faris' superb comedic performance, this raunchy rom-com registers as a surprising delight.

October 11, 2011 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia) | Comment (1)
FILMINK (Australia)

The film isn't great, but Faris is.

October 11, 2011 Full Review Source: The Vine
The Vine

Like recent rom-com Friends with Benefits, it's the chemistry of the two leads that keeps it afloat. They just deserve better material to flirt around.

October 11, 2011 Full Review Source: MovieFIX
MovieFIX

Anna Faris can be cute and funny in the bubbly, ditzy, Goldie Hawn manner - as she proved in The House Bunny - but she's mostly shrill and irritating in lame chick flick What's Your Number

October 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
Movie Talk

In spite of efforts to instill in our young women the notion that self-worth shouldn't be measured by her ability to attract a husband, filmmakers continue to craft comedy from that very outmoded belief.

October 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Frank's Reel Reviews
Frank's Reel Reviews

Faris is a rare talent: beautiful as a porcelain doll with the comic instincts of a first-rate clown ...

October 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

...less an exercise in bad taste than in bad filmmaking.

October 7, 2011 Full Review Source: New England Movies Weekly
New England Movies Weekly

A predictable by-the-numbers screwball farce that doesn't add up to entertaining fun.

October 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinemaclips.com

A prime example of romantic-comedy by the numbers.

October 6, 2011 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

This is smarmy and sentimental. And repugnant, starting with the premise.

October 6, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Audience Reviews for What's Your Number?

I was VERY surprised by this movie! I thought it was adorable, and the way Anna Faris delivers some of her lines is just hysterical! Yes, there was some crude language, and some near naked people, but it was done tastefully, in my opinion (and funny). There are alot of very endearing, and touching moments. I found this VERY enjoyable...
May 17, 2012
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

Anna Faris once again proved that she firmly chose herself to be a rom-com actress with this movie.. Her performance just look the same like she always did in her previous movie, so nothing new for her.. While for the main actor, I'm really surprised to see the name of Chris Evans there.. In his busiest year for becoming the hero of America that been featured in two movie title : 'Captain America : The First Avenger' and 'The Avengers', he can still make time to make a rom-com movie which is his specialty because he got famous the first time when he featured in 'Another Teen Movie'.. For the story itself, ordinary and nothing special but still enjoyable to be watched.. Overall, it's a light rom-com that would be a good choice to be watched in your spare time if you already got bored with all Katherine Heigl's or Jennifer Aniston's..
March 24, 2012
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Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

Ally's looking for the best ex of her life.

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This is a really fun chick-flick. It may seem really bad at first, but if you just lefty yourself enjoy it you will realize its funner than you think.

Ally(Faris) realises she has slept with more men than double the average American women. She realizes that she will end up lonely and in order to get married she needs to find one of her ex's. She hires Colin (Evans) to help her out, but they eventually start falling deeply in love with each other.

The movie has a very predictable storyline, and the acting may seem average (even though I love Anna Faris), but still under those circumstances the movie proofs to be a good film. Definitely shows you a good time, has awesome cameo's and really fun laughs.

Ally Darling: " My husband is in the north pole. He's a scientist too. He's dealing with the whole ice cap situation. Yeah. He's probably going to fix it."
February 20, 2012
PedroPauloA

Super Reviewer

Cast: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Blythe Danner, Ed Begley Jr., Joel McHale, Chris Pratt, Zachary Quinto, Andy Samberg, Thomas Lennon

Director: Mark Mylod

Summary: Ally is a twentysomething who begins to suspect that her one true soul mate may be among the many lovers she has left in the dust. Turning to her neighbor for help, Ally begins a quest to locate her exes to see which one might be Mr. Right.

My Thoughts: "You would have to be blind not to see how this film was going to end. But not many rom-coms are original. I wouldn't even mind how boringly un-original it was, IF it was funnier. I find Anna Faris and Ari Graynor to be two very funny girls, so their talent was completely wasted on this. It could have been so much better. Chris Evans is pretty much half naked the entire movie which for me was a plus lol. Seriously though, I really wanted to kick back and watch a silly rom-com and laugh. Unfortunately you only get a few good laughs out of this film. I wanted it to be better because I really liked the character's and the actor's in the film, but it just didn't live up to my expectations. It's forgettable."
February 16, 2012
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    1. Boyfriend Rick: I don't know, it just seems kind of serious.
    2. Ally Darling: I'm sorry. It just um...felt kind of serious last night when you were doing me from behind, but I couldn't see your face, so...
    – Submitted by Mike B (8 months ago)
    1. Ally Darling: I'm happiest when I'm being myself and I'm myself when I'm with you.
    – Submitted by Sumaiya Q (20 months ago)
    1. Ally Darling: Being in love means being yourself.
    – Submitted by Sumaiya Q (20 months ago)
    1. Ally Darling: I know that I'm not perfect but I wanna be with somebody who appreciates me.
    – Submitted by Yessica A (24 months ago)
    1. Eileen: Because 69's are for when you're 17 and you're trying to cram everything in at once before your parents get home.
    – Submitted by Yessica A (24 months ago)
    1. Colin Shea: Hows your blow job?
    – Submitted by Dawn G (2 years ago)
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