On this weeks edition of Underrated Movies we will visit a little known chick-flick called: What's Your Number, staring Anna Faris and Chris Evans. With notable cameos from Chris Pratt, Anthony Mackie, and Eliza Coupe. All of whom I love.
The plot isn't really the important part of why I think it is underrated. Let's for a moment discuss the crazy star studded / super talented cast.
Staring Anna Farris who I love, she is hilarious and beautiful and not afraid to be a goof. She also seems like in real life she must be pretty cool.
Chris Evans. Need I say more? He is like, the ultimate bro. I assume, given the media of course but he just seems like the coolest guy to go grab a beer with. Also he is CAPTAIN FUCKING AMERICA. And he is beautiful - BUT that is not the only reason to love him. Google his interviews, he is wonderful.
Chris Pratt makes several appearances. Anna Farris' husband got to watch her kiss Captain America. Luckily he is a super hero in his own right and him and Chris Evans seem to be best bros. But I love Chris Pratt. I just don't think I have ever seen anything he has been in and been disappointed - pressures on for Jurassic World friend.
Eliza Coupe plays Anna's friend. She also played Jane in Happy Endings and I love that show more than almost any other show.
Anthonie Mackie, who later became Falcon with Captain America is in this briefly as a Gay Political guy who wants to use Anna Farris as a beard. He is adorable and I enjoy him also.
There are so many to go through, but other honourable mentions: Will Truman's mom whose name I don't know I apologize, Martin Freeman, Andy Sandberg, That guy who is in everything but whose real name I don't ever know... you are welcome, also, Miss Rhode Island.
Anyways, I want to be smart and say something about how I love that this movie allows a woman to have the non-traditional role of getting to be a bit goofy and the screw up when it seems like in most chick-flicks it is usually a guy who messes up, but really this movie just has a lot of heart. She does weird little sculptures that I like, he plays guitar, they break into Maddison Square Garden, and let's be honest, there is a lot of attractive and adorable moments for my favourite Avenger. Exhibit A:
I think one of the things I like most about this movie is that it enforces my belief that being in love, means being yourself - (literal quote from the movie). And that is the biggest take-away that I think all people should know. I mean, she spends the whole movie trying to change to find a man, but the perfect one was there when she was her normal self, eating pizza and dancing in her living room. (Ps, in a deleted scene she does the craziest dance and he loves it. look it up).
So all in all, if you are looking for a light and fluffy Rom-com without having to watch Sandy change herself for Danny to love her again, or Drew Barrymore fall for Adam Sandler, not once, twice BUT THRICE, give this one a try. It is fun, it is simple, and it is delightful. It's a weird little movie for those weirdos who just want to be themselves.