I don’t hate chick flicks, but for me to enjoy them it has to be an all-round good movie… good story, good (or decent) actors and it either has to make me laugh or cry. WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER has some of these elements like the story… while not a great story, it had a lot of potential to be funny or just outrageous, but instead all the opportunities to make audiences laugh were squandered on crude and unfunny jokes or just predictable and boring scenarios. Additionally, the movie had some pretty decent talent involved, with my favourite performance coming from Chris Evans, who has yet to disappoint me in a role (some of the movies he’s in might be shite, but he’s at least pulled his weight to make them bearable). Other notable talent and performances come from Ari Graynor, Blythe Danner, Zachary Quinto, Martin Freeman and Joel McHale who are all wasted in this film.
I don’t know who or what to blame for how terrible WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? is. I can’t figure out if it was a lack of direction that took the movie all over the place or if it was just a bad screenplay to begin with, even the before actors and director got involved. Either way, the movie is trying SO hard to be this quirky, fun and original-ish rom-com that it seemingly lost focus of the quality of film it needed to be for it to be enjoyable.
Gag reel: Quite possibly the least funniest gag reel I have ever seen. There were actually a couple moments when Anna Faris seemed kind of genuine and I thought she seemed like she would be a cool person in real life, but those moments passed very quickly.
SPOILER ALERT - Worst moment (or among the worst…): When Anna Faris tries to pretend that she’s British.