But "What's Your Number?" is probably the classiest of the comedies she's done. It's not a spoof or a vehicle for some male comedian. And she gets a real leading man: Chris Evans.
And, in the process, Chris gets the best role he's had in a long, long time.
I'd forgotten how good of an actor he could be.
So "What's Your Number" is about Anna getting fired from her job, taking the subway home, flipping through a woman's magazine and seeing an article about women who have slept with 20 men have a harder time getting married.
Anna's at 19 and can't believe the article. I can't believe her friends who all have had 10 or less partners. I've been married and I did not date when my kids were little -- except during the summer when C.I. was here because she would always set me up with some guy and say, "I'm babysitting, you go." and I'd go out with a group, anyway -- but I'm not at 10 or below. And I've got three kids (by the same guy) so anyway.
So that ugly guy who's the lead on "Community" plays her boss who fires her. Then she gets drunk at her sister's engagement party and they end up in bed together. He's gross. He's always sniffing his fingers. And we find out about it when he stays over. After he pulls on his underwear, he rams his hand down the front of his boxer briefs, takes it out and sniffs his fingers.
Sleeping with him while drunk put her at 20.
Chris Evans is her next door neighbor and she ends up getting his help to find the 19 men she's slept with because she doesn't want to break.20.
And, along the way, they fall for each other.
It's a really funny movie and she and Chris Evans have great chemistry. You really want them together.
And it uses that great song by Ben Taylor "Wicked Ways."
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