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What’s Your Number? Blu-ray Review

“What’s Your Number?” is a laugh free rom-com.

The plot: Tired of sleeping around and dating the wrong guys, Ally decides to be more like her sister by trying to find a suitable husband. The only problem? She has set a goal for herself to only sleep with 20 men and she has already done so. Now, she has to reunite with her exes to see if any of them are worth a second look. Aiding Ally on her quest is her musician neighbor Colin. In typical rom-com fashion, however, Ally and Colin start falling for each other through the course of the movie.

If you’re tired of seeing formulaic rom-coms, you probably won’t be too happy with “What’s Your Number?” Aside from seeing a rare R rating, there’s nothing remotely surprising about the story of this film in the least. The only things that are truly surprising are A. How unfunny it is B. How much of a “High Fidelity” rip-off it is and C. How Anna Faris landed the starring role. Faris, who has done fine work in the “Scary Movie” films and in small roles in hits like “Lost In Translation” and “Brokeback Mountain,” is clearly out of her league here. With her raspy, shrill voice and embarrassing joke delivers, Faris clearly isn’t leading lady material (at least for this project).

As for Chris Evans, he’s his usual charming self and proves to be quite the versatile actor. It’s a shame this role is so beneath him.

I should add that I did like the cameos and small roles by the likes of  Zachary Quinto, Joel McHale, Ari Graynor, Andy Samberg, Martin Freeman, Aziz Ansari (voice only), Tom Lennon, Chris Pratt, and Ed Begley Jr. as well. It’s a shame they weren’t in the movie more because it might have been more tolerable.

Summary: “What’s Your Number?” feels like a bad made for DVD film. Skip it.

Note: Both the theatrical and extended versions of the film are included on the Blu-ray disc.

Video/Audio:

The film is presented 1.85:1 1080p on Blu-ray and I have to say the transfer is superb. The colors look sharp and this is undoubtedly the best way to watch this film on home video if you happen to watch it.

The 5.1 DTS-HD audio track is also noteworthy. Can’t ask for a better audio track.

Extras:
* DVD and Digital Copy.
* 8 deleted scenes.
* A goofy gag reel.

*Fox trailers including one for “What’s Your Number?”

January 20, 2012 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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