I kind of wanted to see this movie when it came out. Emphasis on the “kind of.” Therefore I never physically made it to the theater. Or the RedBox, or iTunes, or any other place where I would have to actually seek it out. Then one afternoon about a month ago, I stumbled upon it via my friend’s HBOgo. We don’t have HBO, because the Hubbster and I felt that paying for HBO just to watch the Newsroom was a little silly. Anyhoo, I was bored and felt like watching a movie. I wasn’t looking for anything particularly life-changing, and thought “Chris Evans is cute, let’s go with that.” Then I watched it four times in two weeks.
So, I decided to buy it. And I’ve watched it three times since then, for a grand total of… doing the math… carry the one… seven times. In a month. Don’t judge.
Stop it. I can feel you judging.
Fine, judge. Seven times is a little excessive. But I can’t help it, it’s like crack. And with the Hubbster away and my tv not constantly on ESPN, I have a lot of free time on my hands.
For those of you unfamiliar with the plot, Ally Darling (Anna Faris) reads an article in a magazine about how, on average, women have 10.5 lovers in their lifetime. Thinking that is incredibly low, she takes inventory and discovers that she has slept with 19 guys. Attempting to make herself feel better, she compares with her friends. Most are less than 10, and the “slut” of the group is at 13. Ouch. Then, while helping her sister taste wedding cake, she bumps into her formerly-fat ex and his gorgeous fiance. Inspired, she decides to take a look back at her exes and see if any of the others have also improved with time. After having a hard time tracking the men down, she enlists the help of her womanizing neighbor, Colin (Chris Evans). Hilarity ensues, and after many shenanigans–SPOILER ALERT–they fall for each other.
Much to my dismay, it only got 24% on Rotten Tomatoes. What is wrong with you people on there? I mean, it’s not exactly Shakespeare, and I don’t think it should win an Oscar or anything, but ya know what? I effing love this movie, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Why? I’m glad you asked 🙂
Anna Faris is actually really funny. I remember her most from her brief role as the birth mother of Monica and Chandler’s twins on Friends. She was funny there, but there wasn’t really enough screen time for me to appreciate her. In What’s Your Number? she genuinely made me laugh throughout the whole movie. There’s a scene where she’s reunited with her British ex, and throughout their relationship, she had pretended to be British, too. But here, her accent is a little rusty. I watched it with my sister this weekend (twice) and she almost peed her pants during that scene. I literally had to pause the movie because she was laughing so hard. Good job, Anna Faris. Continue reading