Monday, October 3, 2011

What's your Number?

Movie Name: What's your Number?
Year of Release: 2011
Director: Mark Mylod
Stars: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Blythe Danner, Ari Graynor, Ed Begley Jr., Chris Pratt, Joel McHale, Heather Burns, Martin Freeman, Anthony Mackie, Zachary Quinto, Thomas Lennon, Dave Annable
Genre: Comedy
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 4

Director Mike Mylod has made a name for himself directing shows as "The Fast Show", "Ali G Indahouse" and "Entourage" to name but a few. His new film"What's your Number?" follows the story of Ally, a young woman who suddenly realizes she has had a considerable number of romantic partners and never found the right one. Her fear is that she reached a number that is a limit, after which no one will want her. In order to overcome this problem, she enlists the help of her attractive neighbor, Colin, and they track her previous dates and figure out if one of them can actually be the right man!
Anna Faris is a great comedienne, always managing to make the best of whatever role she has. That can easily be seen in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation", Greg Araki's "Smiley Face" and the "Scary Movie" franchise. In "What's your Number?" she ends up being the best thing about a film that is very formulaic and filled with cliches, but that thanks to her perfect comic timing it does end up having some humorous moments. Aside from her performance, the film has few highlights, since it is indeed a romantic comedy very much like plenty of others - P.J. Hogan's "My Best Friend Wedding's" for instance.