Sex and Death 101
by Tony Medley
Running time 110
Did you ever wonder
how the dopes in the beer commercials spend their time when they are not
drinking their beer? Now we know. They laugh their socks off at movies
directed by Daniel Waters, this is as sophomoric a film as one could
imagine. Even though it contains a plethora of naked beautiful women,
and a protagonist (Simon Baker) that I imagine normal, heterosexual
women would find attractive, this is a film that makes 116 minutes seem
like an eternity.
The plot is,
admittedly, intriguing. Roderick Blank (Baker) is about to get married
to a beautiful, wonderful woman when he receives an email that contains
a list of everyone heís ever had sex with, 101 names. The problem is
that heís never heard of any of the ones past #36. Turns out the rest
are names of people with whom he will have sex until the day he dies.
This destroys his
impending marriage and upsets his life. Thrown into the mix is a serial
killer, Deth Nell/Gillian De Raisx (Winona Ryder), who is the 101st
and last name on his list.
This might have
been an intriguing tale if it hadnít been told in a manner that seems
intended to inspire oversexed college boys only.
There is little to
recommend this film apart from the beautiful female bodies that are
displayed. Alas, there arenít enough of them to waste any time writing