Anna Faris might think comedy to be her forte but she seriously needs to pick better projects. If you thought the Scary Movie franchise degraded beyond redemption after every subsequent sequel and 'The House Bunny' was a low-point in feminist themed comedies then behold 'Whats You Number?'; the bastard child of a comic train wreck & a romantic disaster. I doubt it gets more cliched, gross or dumb than this.
Ally Darling (Anna Faris) reads somewhere in a magazine article that if she hasn't found true love by the time shes slept with 20 men then she's probably never going to. Scared at the prospect of no wedding bells, she starts to track down all her exs in hopes of finding "Mr. Right". As she goes through them one by one there also begins to develop a chemistry of sorts with her neighbourly "man-slut" Colin (Chris Evans). Will love blossom between the two or will Ally find her soulmate from among her exes?
Predictable and cliched can be tolerated if the dialogues, situations or actors have some spark. Unfortunately here Evans & Faris are too good for the horribly amateur material. Even though based on a book (of whose quality I have no idea of gauging) the movies' lack of quality writing befuddles me. Most of the exes Ally comes across range from weird to weirder, no wonder this woman doesn't deserve a happy ending.
Other than the two leads the cast is filled with quite a bit of talented folks like Joel McHale, Adam Sandberg & Zachary Quinto amongst others but none of them are used effectively. Joel McHale in particular gets an absolutely gross character; I can see 'Community' fans shaking their head in disapproval.
'Whats Your Number?' is strictly by-the-numbers romantic-comedy that has two leads too good for this atrocious material; avoid at all costs.