62. Sex and Death 101
: (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
- In this light-hearted dark comedy, The Mentalist
's Simon Baker plays a man named Roderick Blank who's about to get married, then one day he gets an email with a list of 101 names on it. It's of everyone he's ever had sex with and will ever have sex with. When he gets the list, he's only at number 29, his current fiancé. Elsewhere, there is a vigilante on the loose, played by Winona Ryder, who's seducing and putting misogynistic men in a coma using a drug. Her name is the last one on the list. We also get to see the ones responsible for the list... Three men in suits in a white room who have a computer that can answer any question and predict the future. Apparently this computer sent out emails by accident and one of them was a list for our main character. A nice little scifi perk there. What ensues is a fun story about casual sex, relationships, marriage, sex with catholic school girls, and the man involved with it all. The story also deals lightly with fate and the surprises that life can throw at you. I started this movie not expecting much, but found it to be surprisingly good. The documentary on the DVD revealed that it was written by the same guy who wrote Heathers
. He wrote Winona Ryder's part specifically for her.
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