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What's Your Number?

What's Your Number?
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mark Mylod
Produced by Beau Flynn
Tripp Vinson
Screenplay by Gabrielle Allen
Jennifer Crittenden
Based on 20 Times a Lady 
by Karyn Bosnak
Starring Anna Faris
Chris Evans
Ari Graynor
Dave Annable
Joel McHale
Ed Begley, Jr.
Blythe Danner
Heather Burns
Eliza Coupe
Kate Simses
Tika Sumpter
Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Music by Aaron Zigman
Cinematography J. Michael Muro
Edited by Julie Monroe
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • September 30, 2011 (2011-09-30)
Running time 106 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[2][3]
Box office $30,426,096[3]

What's Your Number? is a 2011 romantic comedy film starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans. It is based on Karyn Bosnak's book 20 Times a Lady. The film was released on September 30, 2011.


Ally Darling (Anna Faris) is a thirty-something woman who is struggling to make better decisions with her life. Her boyfriend Rick (Zachary Quinto) breaks up with her when she asks him to attend her sister Daisy's (Ari Graynor) upcoming wedding, and she then gets laid off from her job. While taking the subway home, Ally comes across a Marie Claire magazine article entitled "What's Your Number?", which says that women who have more than twenty lovers in their lifetime have difficulty finding a husband. After making a list of all the men she slept with, she realizes that her number is nineteen, making her decide not to have sex with anyone else until she finds "the one". She then wakes up after Daisy's bachelorette party and discovers that she hooked up with her ex-boss Roger (Joel McHale). Hoping to miss an awkward confrontation, Ally lets her neighbor Colin Shea (Chris Evans) into her apartment so that way Roger will leave. It turns out that Colin was only over to avoid a girl that he slept with, because he doesn't want to give the women he sees any expectations. Ally then runs into "Disgusting Donald" (Chris Pratt), her once overweight ex-boyfriend who's now successful and good-looking. She decides to track down all of her ex-boyfriends in the hope that one of them will have grown into the man she wants to marry, and therefore the number of men she has slept with will never have to increase. She gets help from Colin in exchange for letting him stay in her place after his one-night stands, but things do not quite work out the way she had expected and Ally remembers why it didn't work out with those men in the first place. After a falling out with Colin, Ally thinks she finally finds her match - an old flame, Jake Adams (Dave Annable). She attends her sister's wedding with Jake only to realize that the man she truly loves is Colin. Ally runs across the city to find Colin and the two reunite with a kiss. Afterwards, Ally gets a call from an old boyfriend (Aziz Ansari) telling her that they in fact did not sleep together. Ally rejoices in the fact that Colin is indeed the 20th and last man she ever slept with.



Box office

What's Your Number? grossed $5,421,669 in its opening weekend at #8[4] and grossed a domestic total of $14,011,084 by the end of its run almost two months later. The worldwide total is $30,426,096.[3]

Critical reception

The film received generally negative reviews with a 24% "rotten" rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 106 reviews; the consensus states: "The comic timing of Anna Faris is sharp as always, but it's wasted away in this predictable, boilerplate comedy."[5][6]The film's rating on Metacritic is "generally unfavorable", receiving a score of 35 from 31 professional critics.[7]


  1. ^ "What's Your Number?".  
  2. ^ Kaufman, Amy (2011-09-29). "'"Movie Projector: Holdovers likely to beat '50/50,' 'Dream House.  
  3. ^ a b c "What's Your Number". Box Office Mojo. 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Weekend Box Office Results for September 30-October 2, 2011".  
  5. ^ "What's Your Number? (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  6. ^ Whitman, Howard. "Blu-ray Movie Review: What's Your Number?". Technologytell. Retrieved 4/2/2012. 
  7. ^ What's Your Number? at Metacritic

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