One notch above obliv­ion

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Look­ing for more of that clever, chick-flick­erly raunch that made you love Brides­maids so?

You’re prob­a­bly think­ing What’s Your Num­ber? is where you’re gonna find it, yeah? Got two words for you. As. If. This is not to say this grat­ingly sub-par rom-com does not have plenty in com­mon with Brides­maids. Quite the con­trary.

Get a load of the lead char­ac­ter, Ally ( Anna Faris).

Like Kris­ten Wiig’s An­nie in Brides­maids, Ally’s self-es­teem is on get-a-life sup­port. She has a fea­tured role in an up­com­ing wed­ding, which has Ally all skit­tish about the fu­ture and stuff.

Ally has lost her job and has a wacky hobby that just might be a fu­ture ca­reer op­por­tu­nity.

Oh, and she has such a blind spot when it comes to men, she keeps over­look­ing the blind­ingly ob­vi­ous Mr Right liv­ing right across the hall ( Cap­tain Amer­ica him­self, Chris Evans).

Orig­i­nal, huh? Well, this old rope is slightly more bear­able than the new-ish twist yank­ing the plot along to obliv­ion.

Ally is very wor­ried by a mag­a­zine ar­ti­cle that any wo­man who notches 20 men on her bed­post will never get mar­ried. Her cur­rent tally sits on 19. Pssssst again! Brides­maids will be out on DVD by Christ­mas. Now show­ing Vil­lage Cine­mas

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