Parents' Guide to

What's Your Number?

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Raunchy romcom promotes double standards, stereotypes.

Movie R 2011 106 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+


I feel like it was a okay film but I had a lot of sexual content in it. If your child is mature enough you can watch it.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 15+

good movie just not for kids.

good movie eh just not for kids . there is sex bad language even some kids saying the f word but a good movie for adults and teenagers about 15 years of age.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (8):

Faris has natural comedy timing and talent that's deserving of a movie as critically acclaimed as Bridesmaids, but instead she executive produced this star vehicle that's forgettable and crass. Sure, Bridesmaids is raunchy, but in that Judd Apatow way that means there's a touching story of friendship and love at its core. So while Faris deserves props for willingly putting herself in cringe-worthy situations that other beautiful young actresses would vainly steer clear of, WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? doesn't showcase her comedic gifts so much as show off the fact that women can speak as candidly (although still not as crudely) about sex as men.

One of the worst parts of the film is that it wastes the presence of so many great actors as Ally's exes. Andy Samberg, Anthony Mackie, Thomas Lennon, Martin Freeman, Dave Annable, and even Faris' own husband Chris Pratt have unfunny cameos that seem sloppily edited or, in the case of Samberg, exist more in the trailer than in the final cut of the movie. Evans is believably attractive as Colin (and what a change from his chaste superhero Captain America), but the character is a complete cliché. It would have been preferable for him to be a serial monogamist who was for some reason less experienced than Ally but still accepted her double-digit past. It's just too predictable -- and easy -- for a player way into the "300s" to think nothing about Ally's "20," and the disparity enforces the idea that a guy can be 10 times as promiscuous as a girl and it somehow equals out. Yes, the "I love you just the way you are" is sweet, but it's wrapped in a sadly distasteful comedy that isn't worthy of its stars.

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