Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's Your Number? (Movie)

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

Inspired by author Karyn Bosnak's novel 20 Times a Lady, director Mark Mylod's freewheeling comedy tells the tale of one hopelessly single women who's convinced she's passed up the man of her dreams. Upon reading a magazine article that leaves her dejected about her future marriage prospects, Ally Darling (Anna Faris) begins to fear that one of her many ex-boyfriends may have been "the one that got away." Now, with a little help from her mischievous neighbor (Chris Evans), Ally is paying a visit to each of her exes in order to reel in the perfect catch. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

My thoughts:
I picked this movie out on a whim the other day and I really enjoyed it.  It was fun and light, but showed how women can get so caught up in a number.  That number can be their age, their weight, their salary, their partners, or their children but they get stuck on that number and how it compares to other women.  I don't think men worry about this quite so much.  So, since Ally reads that most women who have slept with more than 20 men never get married and, she counts her past partners and gets to 19, she decides that the next man she sleeps with has to be "the one".  When she drunkenly squanders the last chance she thinks she has she goes back to find out who from her past was the "one that got away".  Lots of silly situations ensue and it was fun and also a lesson not to get too caught up in how much or how many of any one thing each of us is "supposed" to have or be.  We are all different and the right number for anything is different for each of us.

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