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.
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
Water of the Gods
Written by 'David Rothblatt', 'Darren Spitzer', 'Rob Kallick', and 'Jonny Basofin'
Performed by 'The Changes'
Courtesy of Drama Club Records
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So I was given the opportunity to watch this movie. Judging by the name, I didn't really know what I was getting myself into, but figured I'd give it a go. Boy, what a waste of time.
The main character is Roderick Blank (Simon Baker), a successful metrosexual pretty boy who is getting married in a little over a week. He, fortunately or unfortunately, receives an email from "someone" (more on this later) who tells him all the people he'll ever have sex with in his life... All 101 of them. The only problem is that he's had sex with only 29 people and if he's getting married, how is he supposed to have sex with the other 72? Well... he realizes he's really not ready to get married and he starts having sex with lots of people... Sound familiar? Good Luck Chuck comes to mind. This seems to be a popular topic for movies today.
So, back to the details. That "someone" who sent the email isn't ever fully explained. Apparently it's a machine, but no one knows what it really is, who created it or if it really exists. There apparently are three men who carry out the machine's will but it isn't really clear who or what they are either. This was a severe flaw in the plot if you ask me. In order to understand the movie I couldn't think about the machine for too long.
Anyway, it's funny that Winona Ryder is listed as a main character as for the majority of the movie she really doesn't have a large role and only for the last 10 minutes of the movie does she actually engage in dialogue that seems to be related with the plot. Wait... what plot? Yes, this movie barely has a plot beyond the fascination of seeing a guy having lots of sex. The ending of the movie attempts to add some depth to the story line, but unfortunately it fails at such. The writer(s) basically failed at every aspect of this movie in creating a meaningful story. I guess that's not the point of the movie anyway. This movie is fluff and isn't even very successful at being such.
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