Freaked out by a study in a glossy magazine that claims women who’ve slept with more than 20 partners are unlikely to ever get married, Ally (Anna Faris) decides to track down her 20 former lovers and settle down with whichever one has best husband potential. For this mission, she enlists the help of her hunky, horn-dog neighbor Colin (Captain America’s Chris Evans) – and it’s hardly a spoiler if I were to tell you that after a string of embarrassing encounters with her exes, Ally realizes Colin is the one for her.
This raunchy rom-com has a by-the-numbers predictability to it; even the ‘meet cute’ moments between the leads aren’t original. Ally and Colin bicker and flirt over pizza, play strip basketball, and go skinny-dipping in the middle of the night. Yet it’s watchable because Anna Faris has sharp comic timing and knows how to work a joke. Her reactions alone, when each ex drops the proverbial ball on her, are hilarious to say the least.
It’s not a bad way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, or wait till it’s out on DVD. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five for What’s Your Number? It racks up no surprises, but there’s something refreshing about a rom-com heroine who can be potty-mouthed and endearing all at once.