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Sex and Death 101 (2007)

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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.

Director:

Daniel Waters

Writer:

Daniel Waters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wisdom ... Alpha
Tanc Sade ... Beta
Patton Oswalt ... Fred
Simon Baker ... Roderick Blank
Mindy Cohn ... Trixie
Winona Ryder ... Death Nell / Gillian De Raisx (#101)
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Master Bitchslap
Julie Bowen ... Fiona Wormwood (#29)
Neil Flynn ... Zack
Corinne Reilly ... Lizzie
Cindy Pickett ... Roderick's Mother
Winter Ave Zoli ... Alexis De Large (#37)
Dash Mihok ... Lester
Bryan Okes ... Buzzkilling Bodyguard (as Bryan Okes Fuller)
Jessica Kiper ... Precious / Carlotta Valdes (#30)
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One Man. One List. 101 Women. Some Fantasies Are Too True to Be Good.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

101 kvinnor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$676, 18 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,563, 27 April 2008
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| (European Film Market)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To add to the list of names, "Alexis De Large" (number thirty-seven) Is a play on Alex DeLarge, the lead character in A Clockwork Orange (1971). See more »

Goofs

The scene in front of the grocery store has a sign in the window advertising "Watermellons" which should be spelled with one L, not two. See more »

Quotes

Roderick Blank: 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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Connections

References The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986) See more »

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Water of the Gods
Written by 'David Rothblatt', 'Darren Spitzer', 'Rob Kallick', and 'Jonny Basofin'
Performed by 'The Changes'
Courtesy of Drama Club Records
By Arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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A Lady Called Death
27 July 2008 | by reality_bites70See all my reviews

Conceptually, the film actually doesn't hit its point until the final twenty minutes in which Baker finally confronts Ryder and accepts his fate. The final coffee shop scene and discussion conjures memories of Daniel Waters' impeccable dialogue and pace ever-present in 1989's "Heathers". Yes, this isn't "Heathers" and thankfully, it isn't "Hudson Hawk" either, however, "Sex & Death 101", unlike both of the aforementioned films, doesn't stay with you, for better or worse. Again, the final scenes are well worth the wait and highlight exactly why Winona Ryder is everybody's favourite outsider. Her ability to present warped innocence and make it seem endearing is wonderful to watch. The moment that we see Death Nell writing in her journal (a throwback to Veronica Sawyer in Heathers) really emphasises this...Ryder's representation of the madness of youth and sex and sadness, all connected in one bizarre character. So, as a film, "Sex & Death 101" isn't great, but as an example of good screen writing and character development (in the case of Death Nell), it is interesting to experience.


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