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"WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?"
(2011) (Anna Faris, Chris Evans) (R)
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QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A promiscuous woman fears she won't find a husband because of the high number of sex partners she's had.

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PLOT:
A promiscuous woman named Ally Darling (ANNA FARIS) reads a magazine article that says if a woman has had 20 sex partners in her life, one of them was probably the true love that got away. Ally compiles a list of the men she has been with and is dismayed that she had 19 lovers. She vows to make No. 20 her husband. Unfortunately, she attends her little sister Daisy's (ARI GRAYNOR) engagement party; gets drunk with Daisy and her bridesmaids Eileen, Sheila, Katie, and Jamie (HEATHER BURNS, ELIZA COUPE, KATE SIMSES, and TIKA SUMPTER, respectively); and sleeps with Roger (JOEL McHALE), the man who just fired her from her advertising job.

So, she concocts a new plan. She will re-canvass the 19 men she has had sexual relationships with and discover who among them was "Mr. Right." She recruits Colin (CHRIS EVANS), her hunky neighbor with a gift for finding people on the Internet, to help her track down her past bedmates. Colin is an equally promiscuous person and agrees to help Ally only if she'll let him use her apartment to hide out in when he wants his past evenings' conquests to leave his apartment without further contact.

Among the men Ally re-connects with are: "Disgusting Donald" (CHRIS PRATT), an old college flame who has since lost a lot of weight; Gerry Perry (ANDY SAMBERG), an oddball puppeteer who was her first time back in high school; and Tom Piper (ANTHONY MACKIE), a man with political aspirations who turns out to be gay.

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There's also Simon (MARTIN FREEMAN), a British man who Ally pretended to be British with; Rick (ZACHARY QUINTO), her last boyfriend who wanted sex without any level of commitment; and Jake (DAVE ANNABLE), a seemingly Mr. Perfect who Ally has always wondered about. The more time Ally spends with Colin, though, the more they start to feel like a perfect match despite his playboy ways. At the same time, she has to deal with her divorced mother, Ava, and father (BLYTHE DANNER and ED BEGLEY JR. whose character is referred to in the credits as "Mr. Darling") who can't stand each other.

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OUR TAKE: 4.5 out of 10
I've grown tired of writing the same review over and over again for Anna Faris comedies. Time and again with flicks like "The House Bunny" and "Mama's Boy" and "Just Friends," my write-up reads something like "Faris is great. She almost saves the movie. She elevates the material. But it's just not a good movie." Such is the case with "What's Your Number?" It's yet another in a very long line of smutty sex comedies to hit theaters this year as studios continue to try and capitalize on the yuk-fests of Judd Apatow and "The Hangover." This is one of the least inspired.

I liked this movie the first time...when it was called "Bridesmaids." You wanna hear some similarities? Anna Faris stars as a quick-witted, yet slightly off-kilter young woman who sleeps with all the wrong men and is dismayed when her sister is getting married and she's not. She gets into a hesitant relationship with a guy who's obviously right for her, but continues to search for Mr. Right. Meanwhile, she has some raunchy misadventures with her sister's bridesmaids.

Sound familiar? Yeah, it's basically "Bridesmaids" but without the well-drawn characters and belly laughs. The film even begins almost exactly like the Kristen Wiig film, with the lead character in bed with a cad who only wants casual sex from her. In both films, the lead wakes up early before the guy, tip-toes into the bathroom, freshens up, brushes her teeth, applies makeup and climbs back into bed to surprise the now-roused guy who awakens and is amazed at how good she looks in the morning.

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Of course, there are differences. "What's Your Number?" is much more of a contrivance than "Bridesmaids." Faris stars as Ally, a promiscuous young woman who is dismayed to read a magazine article in which it is calculated that the average woman has had five sex partners before she is married. Ally has already had 19. Furthermore, the article says that women who have had 20 or more sex partners risk never finding true love.

When she gets drunk at her sister's engagement party, she ends up sleeping with No. 20 and vows to find a Mr. Right among the 19 previous bedmates. She recruits her hunky neighbor, Colin (Chris Evans), who is even more promiscuous than she is. The son of a cop, Colin has a gift for finding missing persons on the Internet and via other means. He's a free spirit who wants to make it as a musician. He doesn't care how many people Ally has been with. It's clear right from the first moment the two are together that this himbo and this bimbo were made for each other. It takes the movie 100 more minutes to come to that conclusion.

The film's main failure is this inevitability. Anyone who has seen even two rom-coms will know exactly where this is going, and the film doesn't throw enough comic surprises at the audience to maintain interest or even momentum. I expected Ally's odyssey to reconnect with past boyfriends to lend itself to multiple cameos, especially when the cast list listed everyone from Andy Samberg and Martin Freeman to Zachary Quinto and Chris Pratt (Faris' real-like hubby). But none of them are particularly memorable or funny. Probably the best one was Freeman's divorced Brit, who Ally lied to a long time ago that she was really British. So, Faris has to maintain a comically fake British accent on their date to a pub. But as she pounds make one pint of ale after another, her accent starts to wander and she even slips into a Swedish Chef voice.

Moments like that show you what a comic talent Faris is. But she just never works with a legitimately great comic screenplay or a top-flight director. And, quite honestly, it's a little tiresome at this point. Does she have the talent in her like Wiig to go ahead and write herself a screenplay that showcases her talents? I don't know.

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It would be easy to pass moral judgments on a flick like "What's Your Number?" At one point, Evans' Colin copes to having had more than 300 past sex partners. He's that age-old Hollywood cliché of the bad-boy playboy who is finally "tamed by the right woman." I see at least a half-dozen of these characters a year in movies, and Evans brings little new to the stereotype here. But, hey, if you are so inclined and just wanna see this guy without his shirt on, you'll get multiple scenes with Evans and his "Captain America" buff bod. For some, that's the price of a matinee ticket right there. What can I say? Everyone really does have their number. Mine is a rating…4.5 out of 10. (T. Durgin)

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FAQs

Why is whats your number rated R? ›

“What's Your Number?” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It has explicit sexual humor and nudity.

Is the movie after ok for 12 year olds? ›

After is not suitable for children under 15 due to sex scenes and themes.

Why is the take rated R parents Guide? ›

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
  • Positive Role Models.
  • Violence & Scariness.
  • Sex, Romance & Nudity.
  • Products & Purchases Not present.
17 Aug 2022

Is the movie after appropriate for 14 year olds? ›

Yes, it does have some sexual content in it, but there's no real nudity shown. There is drug use and drinking shown in this movie as well, but it is rated PG-13 for a reason.

What's your number Meaning? ›

We're really asking "Do I need to get tested?" Earlier on in a relationship, couples might ask "What's your number?" as a way of gauging the risk of their partner having an STI.

Why is whats your number a 15? ›

The film was classified '15' for strong language and sex references. The film contains multiple uses of strong language.

Is 365 days appropriate for a 13 year old? ›

Aug 14, 2020

In June 2020, a film based on the bestselling novel, 365 dni, premiered on Netflix. Written by Blanka Lipinska, 365 Days is categorized as an erotic drama and is rated TV-MA (not suitable for ages 17 and under). However, it is often recommended by Netflix for teens and young adults.

How old is Tessa in after? ›

In the first movie, After, Tessa is 18 years old as she starts her first year of college as a freshman, while Hardin is a year older than her.

Is Turning Red inappropriate? ›

At the same time, Turning Red understands the sensitivity of the story that it's telling. In spite of some parents' complaints about the film being “inappropriate,” the movie is quite gentle in its exploration of Mei's sexuality.

Why is Apostle an 18? ›

Families can talk about the violence in Apostle. Many horror films are intended primarily to scare viewers, and keep much of the blood and gore offscreen. This film revels in showing the killings in detail.

Why is family rated R? ›

Why is The Family rated R? The MPA rated The Family R for violence, language and brief sexuality.

Is The Invitation OK for kids? ›

Parents need to know that The Invitation is a thriller with some bloody/gory, horror-style scenes. There's lots of fighting, punching, bashing, shooting, and stabbing, with plenty of blood and many dead bodies.

What are good movies for 12 year olds Netflix? ›

The 20 Best Movies for Kids on Netflix Right Now
  • Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood. Watch on Netflix.
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Watch on Netflix.
  • Despicable Me. Watch on Netflix.
  • Enola Holmes. Watch on Netflix.
  • The Golden Compass. ...
  • Home. ...
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2. ...
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
21 Sept 2022

What should I watch with my 13 year old daughter? ›

Best movies for teens to add to your watch list
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) ...
  • The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021) ...
  • The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) ...
  • Queen of Katwe (2016) ...
  • The Goonies (1985) ...
  • Adventures in Babysitting (1987) ...
  • The Princess Diaries (2001) ...
  • Freaky Friday (2003)
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Is Mean Girls appropriate for 11 year old? ›

MEAN GIRLS is recommend for ages 10+. Includes some mature content.

What's in a number? ›

What's in a Number? is the perfect book for anyone interested in learning more about numerology and the power of numbers. Numerologist George Pierson tells how to predict the future and how to make the right choices in daily life in his lively and entertaining introduction to this ancient science.

What does it mean to be someone's number one? ›

informal. the most important person; leader, chief. a new number one in the organization.

Can I have your digits meaning? ›

Are you asking about a phone number? If thats the case... “Let me have those digits”, or even more coloquial” let me have them digits” This is a phrase used in the streets to ask for a girls number.

What is my Netflix number? ›

Suspecting that her true soul mate may be among her many former lovers, Ally begins a quest to locate her exes to see which one might be Mr. Right. Watch all you want.

Where was What's Your Number filmed? ›

Filming Locations (13)

28 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Ally's office.) Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Scene of Disgusting Donald's wedding.)

Why is no strings attached rated R? ›

No Strings Attached is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content, language and some drug material.

Is Big Mouth appropriate for an 11 year old? ›

Totally suitable for kids 12+, maybe a little younger depending on experience and maturity level. LGBTQ+ representation is great and I guarantee Big Mouth has helped a lot of kids feel less alone and weird.

Can a 12 year old watch Netflix? ›

Netflix is fine for all ages if the parent controls what is watched.

Is 50 Shades of GREY appropriate? ›

Fifty Shades of Grey is rated R by the MPAA for strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language.

Did Noah and Tessa date? ›

When Tessa debuted on The Young and the Restless, she became Noah's new girlfriend. The two met when Tessa worked with Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). Noah and Tessa became Genoa City's latest lovebirds, and after going through many heartaches, Noah thought he had found the perfect woman.

Who is Tessa's boyfriend? ›

Noah Porter is a character in the After film saga. He is portrayed by Dylan Arnold. Noah is the rational, kind, high school boyfriend of Tessa Young.

Does Tessa get with Trevor? ›

Does Tessa get married in After We Collided? Nope, Tessa does not get married to Hardin nor Trevor in After We Collided. There is a proposal scene, though, in which Hardin watches as he thinks about Tessa.

Is seeing red about periods? ›

In fact, the movie openly talks about periods, and doesn't shy away from the nitty-gritty of puberty.

Is Turning Red OK for 7 year old? ›

It might look like a children's movie, but its main themes are to do with puberty and adolescence. It also includes several references to periods and pads. For these reasons, Turning Red is more suited to pre-teen and younger teenage audiences.

Is it appropriate for an 11 year old to turn red? ›

Turning Red is rated PG for Language, Thematic Material, and Suggestive Content which means some material may not be suitable for young kids. PG means parental guidance suggested, and Turning Red may require parental guidance and conversations. There is some suggestive dialogue that younger kids may pick up on.

Who put the apostles in jail? ›

Acts 12:3–19 says that Peter was put into prison by King Herod, but the night before his trial an angel appeared to him, and told him to leave. Peter's chains fell off, and he followed the angel out of prison, thinking it was a vision (verse 9).

Why is hush rated R? ›

Parents need to know that Hush is a 2016 horror movie about a deaf writer living alone in the woods who becomes the target of a crossbow-wielding killer. There are some gruesome murders -- stabbings to the chest and throat of some of the characters, resulting in lots of spurting, gushing, and dripping blood.

What happened at the end of apostle? ›

His faith broken, he returned home, finding only pain in what was once a steadfast belief in a loving and just God. By the end of the film, Thomas has seen and felt things he seemingly no longer believed possible. He's met a god, killed a god, and been reborn a god himself.

Is 11 Year Old appropriate? ›

Great film, but not for kids under 13

It's very gory and contains adult language.

Can a 5 year old watch PG 13? ›

Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers. While The Motion Picture Association of America recommends that children under 13 do not see PG-13 movies, there is no magical age.

What age is PG for? ›

General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

What is the plot of The Invitation 2022? ›

What is the meaning of an invitation? ›

1 : a written or spoken request for someone to go somewhere or do something. 2 : the act of inviting.

What's the meaning of PG-13? ›

The M category was eventually changed to PG (parental guidance suggested), the R age limit was raised to 17 and on July 1, 1984, the PG-13 category was added to indicate film content with a “higher level of intensity.” According to the MPAA, the content of a PG-13 film “may be inappropriate for a children under 13 ...

What makes a movie R-rated? ›

An R-rated motion picture may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements, so that parents are counseled to take this rating very seriously.

Is Ma worse than R? ›

What is this? A TV Show/Program rated TV-MA can include both R-rated and NC-17 rated material. Thus TV-MA can be considered to be a more restricted or worse rating than R.

Can a 13 year old watch a rated R movie? ›

Children under 17 are not allowed to attend R-rated motion pictures unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Parents are strongly urged to find out more about R-rated motion pictures in determining their suitability for their children.

Can 17 year olds watch rated R? ›

Photo ID is required for proof of age. You must be at least 17 with a photo ID, which includes your birth date, to purchase a ticket for yourself for an R rated movie. If you are under 17, or do not have a photo ID, your parent must come to the theatre to purchase your ticket for an R rated movie.

Can a 7 year old watch PG-13? ›

Can Someone Under 13 See A Pg-13 Movie? Under the term PG-13, movies are described by the Motion Picture Association of America as having some material that may be inappropriate for children under 13 years of age. The Motion Picture Association of America recommends children under 13 not see PG-13 films.

Can a 5 year old watch PG-13? ›

Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers. While The Motion Picture Association of America recommends that children under 13 do not see PG-13 movies, there is no magical age.

Can a 12 year old watch PG-13? ›

PG-13 movies, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, contain some material that may be inappropriate for young audiences. PG-13 movies are not recommended for children under the age of 13, but this age does not affect their ability to view them.

Is rated XA thing? ›

An X rating is a rating used in various countries to classify films that are meant for adults only. It is used when the violent or sexual content of a film is considered to be potentially disturbing to general audiences.

Is Y7 worse than PG? ›

TV-Y7-FV - programming with fantasy violence that may be more intense or more combative than other programming in the TV-Y7 category. TV-G - programs suitable for all ages; these are not necessarily children's shows. TV-PG - parental guidance is recommended; these programs may be unsuitable for younger children.

Is TV 14 worse than TV? ›

TV-14 – Parents Strongly Cautioned This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. TV-MA – TV Mature Audience Only This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.

Can a 3 year old go to the movies? ›

Well, it depends on your kid. Lots of kids see their first movie around the age of 3 or 4, but some parents wait until kids are a bit older, especially if they're sensitive to loud noises or scared of the dark. Choose the right movie. Obviously, you want something kid-friendly -– usually, animation fits the bill.

Can a 13 year old go to the movies alone? ›

If you're under the age of 17, you'll need a valid photo ID to buy an R-rated movie in a theater with no parental supervision; otherwise, a valid photo ID will suffice. Parental discretion is required when it comes to allowing children to watch movies.

Can 10 year olds watch M rated movies? ›

M-rated films and computer games are not recommended for children under the age of 15. They include portrayals of elements such as violence and themes that require a mature outlook.

Can a 12 year old go to a PG 13 movie alone? ›

Illegal for kids to see PG-13 movies? The answer is… Put simply, no. There's nothing illegal about bringing a 10-year-old to PG-13 movies — because that's exactly what the “PG” in the rating means: Parental Guidance.

Can I bring a minor to an R-rated movie? ›

Children under age 17 requires an accompanying parent or guardian (age 21 or older) to attend R rated performances.

Can I take my 9 month old to the movies? ›

Overview. Yes, it can be safe to take your baby to the movies—and it'll be good for you, too! Parents complain all the time about missing new movies they want to see. Sure, it's cheaper to wait until everything comes out on DVD or Netflix, but now is the best time to take your baby to the theater.

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