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What's Your Number? - Film Review

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by Alexander Lewandowski (subscribe)
Music and Sport Fanatic with a great interest in hearing the opinion of all readers.
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'What's Your Number?' is a movie directed by Mark Mylod, who has directed movies such as Ali G Indahouse and television shows such as, Entourage and United States of Tara. His newest attempt to break into the tough industry of movie making is this romantic comedy, based on the quest of one Ally Darling (Anna Faris) to find her significant other.

Ally reads an article stating that once a woman has had 20 sexual relationships, she is unlikely to find her soul mate. So she naturally, sets out to find all her past partners to find which one was the one, with the help of her womanising, out of work musician neighbour Colin (Chris Evans). The result is a hilarious ride of mistakes, stupidity and discovery, as the locating of her man is met with many startling twists and turns.

This movie promised quite a bit, with a solid storyline (for a romantic comedy), many comedic cameos (refer to Saturday Night Live's Andy Samburg) and an interesting choice for the two lead characters. While it promises a lot, it really was a middle of the road film, not something to write home about but not a train wreck either, it was just okay. This seemed to be the average consensus from everyone in the movie, there were just no talking points after the film to convince anyone either way.

I can't put my finger on just what did go wrong or right, it just wasn't a film that spoke volumes about any actor's performance, the director's capability or anything really, it just was very average in the way it came about developing the characters and storyline. I did not walk away feeling any more optimistic or pessimistic about love. It just didn't reach me, which is a shame because the trailer for the film seemed to be an indication of an above average production.

In the end I will neither encourage nor discourage you to see this film, as I would love to see what other people thought of it. It is not a waste of money as you will have a few belly laughs, there is eye candy for both males and females, and there is a hint of a silver lining in the turmoil of love that you may see, so go and see it for yourself.

I rate it 3/5 purely because the scenes that include Chris Pratt in a cameo provide a little spark to an otherwise lacklustre movie.
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Why? To see a fun and relaxed romantic comedy
When: From September 30th (USA and UK) and October 13th (Australia)
Where: In Cinemas
Cost: Depends on relevant ticket prices of your local cinema
Smoke and a pancake would solve this dilemma
By Anonymous
Sunday, 16th of October @ 09:16 am
I did enjoy a few laughs from this film, and I do agree on the eye candy (so ladies, yes I would recommend it on that behalf).

Other than that, nothing great but it wasn't terrible. It's the kind of movie that you'd probably hire when it's on DVD, rather than see it at the cinema.
By Daniella - senior reviewer
Monday, 17th of October @ 04:36 am
gr8 review - it reflects the ho-hum nature of the film.
By felik - reader
Tuesday, 18th of October @ 12:15 am
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