A guy's life is turned around by an email, which includes the names of everyone he's had sex with and ever will have sex with. His situation gets worse when he encounters a femme fatale (Ryder) who targets men guilty of sex crime.
An author who returns to his hometown to deliver a commencement address to a class of graduating high school students has to deal with his feelings for an old flame as well as the advances of a student who has the hots for him.
Just before he's to marry Fiona, Roderick Blank receives an anonymous e-mail with 101 names on it; Fiona's is the 29th, the first 28 are women Rod has slept with, and the 30th turns out to be the stripper at his bachelor party. The notion that he will have sex with 70 more people sends Rod into crisis mode, especially after three odd men in an aseptic office confirm that a celestial machine has made an error. They suggest destroying the list, but Rod finds that easier said than done. Working his way through it consumes him, plus he realizes that death may await him after #101. Meanwhile, a femme fatale nicknamed Death Nell is putting men into a coma. Are they fated to meet? Written by
On "The List", the #86 girl on it is named Phoebe Caulfield. This is the name of the younger sister of Holden Caulfield in the novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'. See more »
When Miranda and Roderick finish their meal, Miranda gets up, and takes her plate and her napkin, along with Roderick's plate, but she leaves his napkin on the table. As she walks behind the chair where Roderick sits, the image cuts to a closer shot and you can see she is holding both plates and both napkins. See more »
Life is a lot like death it happens to everyone whether they like it or not. And meaning of it all? Honestly? Who gives a fuck?
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It's another example of the critics not 'getting it'. This is a terrific movie, non-conventional, quirky, clever and funny. Go see it and enjoy yourselves. Be prepared to have fun, but's not for the faint of heart.
Simon Baker (The Devil Wears Prada) is wonderful. He will be a big star. Winona Ryder is a surprise. She is back. It seemed as if her career was on hold, but she's great in this film.
The language is unabashedly strong, the situations ditto, but the underlying message of the film is intelligent and 'right on'.
Go see this movie.
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