Anna Faris stars as Ally, a young Bostonian who likes to have a good time but was recently fired from her marketing job. Upon reading in a column that 96% of women with more than 20 sexual partners don’t get married, and after seeing one of her exes (real life husband Chris Pratt as Disgusting Donald) improved with age, Ally sets out on a journey to reconnect with all 20 of her exes to see if one of them was “the one that got away” and therefore might be a good fit for her now.
Enlisting the help of her uber-bachelor neighbor Colin (Chris Evans), they go amateur detective/Facebook stalker on all her exes, reminding Ally of why the relationships didn’t work back in the day, and why they won’t work out now. Ever the propositioner, Colin is repeatedly turned down by Ally because she refuses to sleep with another man until he’s The One, so as to not fall prey to the curse.
Running out of time, money, and viable eggs, Ally races to find a date for her sister’s upcoming wedding to appease to her mother(Blythe Danner), whose advice “It’s your life, you can’t afford to be creative” rings a little harsh, as well as her sister and friends. Along the way, we revisit her dating past and live in stitches through her dating present, hoping she makes the best decision for her dating future.
Although many of the funny parts are revealed in the trailer, there are a number of great moments in What’s Your Number? that come as a surprise. While the storyline itself may be a bit predictable, I think audiences will enjoy the comedy of hot mess Ally’s dating debacles. If the comedy factor doesn’t rope you in, perhaps the very frequent naked and half naked shots of both Evans and Faris will, who both look great, considering they are eating food in nearly every scene from the movie. Trust me ladies, grab a girlfriend and go see this. There’s a strip basketball game scene you don’t want to miss.
The Mile High City did make a mini appearance, in the form of Colin asking about an ex who now lived in Denver with a “caboose worth relocating for.”
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