Anna Faris and Chris Evans star in this 2011 romantic comedy about a woman who is searching for the perfect ex after she panics that she might have been with too many guys and asks her friends that terrible question, “What’s Your Number?”
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Ally is struggling with her life. She gets dumped by her boyfriend when she asks him to join her for sister’s wedding, then she gets fired. On the train ride home, she finds a magazine with an article about the average number of lovers a woman has in her lifetime. She panics over her own number and worries that she will never find a husband, especially after she discovers that she has had more boyfriends than her friends. With the help of her neighbour, Colin, she tries to track down her ex-boyfriends to see if any of them are really husband material or the one that got away.
Thoughts on the Story
This is a modern-day chick-flick with a twist, normally the story is focused on two people finding searching for love and ending up together. Unlike those movies, this one has a real sense of humour and shows that when you let your guard down and are yourself, you are finally free and will meet the right person. Ally is always making compromises with herself when it comes to her dating life. She went vegetarian for a guy when she loves meat. She put on an accent with another guy. But around Colin, she is completely herself.
Chris Evans has his clothes off a lot in this movie, there is a lot of shirtless action. I’m sorry but it had to be said. Also, half of the Avengers are in this movie. Seriously. Chris Evans (Captain America), Anthony Mackie (Falcon from Captain America), Chris Pratt (Starlord from Guardians of the Galaxy), and Martin Freeman (CIA agent Everett Ross from Black Panther) are all in this movie. If you aren’t sure about the Avengers series, I recommend that you check out my other movie reviews.
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