Sex and Death 101 (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Sex and Death 101 aspires to be a clever sex comedy, but has little life behind the sex or the death.

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Upon receiving an e-mail containing the names of every woman he has ever slept with and every women he will ever sleep with, a man set to be married in just one week eschews his wedding plans in favor of seeking out the truth behind the perplexing message in a black comedy written and directed by Heathers screenwriter Daniel Waters. Roderick Blank (Simon Baker) was prepared for a future of predictable, domesticated bliss -- but fate has a funny way of shaking things up when we least expect it. When a mysterious message appears in his inbox and he sets out to discover the origins of the strange communication, he soon finds himself falling for a dangerous black widow named Death Nell (Winona Ryder), who isn't on the list. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Simon Baker
as Roderick Blank
Winona Ryder
as Death Nell/Gillian De Raisx
Leslie Bibb
as Dr. Miranda Storm
Julie Bowen
as Fiona Wormwood
Mindy Cohn
as Trixie
Dash Mihok
as Lester
Sophie Monk
as Cynthia Rose
Zachary Gordon
as Snot-Nosed Kid
Frances Fisher
as Hope Hartlight
Keram Malicki-Sánchez
as Master Bitchslap
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Critic Reviews for Sex and Death 101

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (16)

As a writer, Waters is best-known for creating Ryder's sharp black comedy, Heathers, and Bruce Willis' self-indulgent bomb, Hudson Hawk. As a director, he tends to waste actors, and he fails to establish a consistent comic tone.

Apr 11, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4

There are a lot of laughs, good performances, and points for creativity.

Apr 7, 2008

Why not simply admit this is cheeseball porn, assembled with a slightly higher brand of cheese and nuts?

Apr 4, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

This film is headed quickly for DVD. In the video store, though, it isn't funny enough to be shelved in the comedy section nor dirty enough to be filed with the smut.

Apr 4, 2008 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

What a sorry reunion for Ryder and writer-director Daniel Waters, who scripted her far better dark comedy Heathers back in 1989.

Apr 4, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Neither particularly dark nor even remotely funny.

Apr 4, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sex and Death 101

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I enjoyed Sex and Death 101 much more then I thought I would, not only because of Simon Baker but because I found the film itself was very enjoyable to watch and had a few good belly laughs to boot (one in particular had me laughing throughout most of the rest of the film). Don't watch Sex and Death 101 If you are looking for an average popcorn munching comedy film watch it if you are looking for something a bit different and perhaps odd yet still enjoyable. I was lucky enough to pick it up due to my undying love of Simon Baker and I'm happy I did.

Cameron Sherwell
Cameron Sherwell

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½

weird. not that funny, just sorta of meh. it was a good idea done in that horrible indie film way.

Alexis Nomm
Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

Man this was really a weird movie :O Didn't like anything about it.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

It's not very often that I get the privilege of seeing a film as terrible as Sex and Death 101. I thank everyone for the opportunity to see what crap looks like first hand and appreciate the effort that didn't go into this movie. The film is about Roderick Blank (Simon Baker) who gets an email listing all of the women he has or will ever have sex with. So what does he do with this information? He proceeds to lay more pipe than a plumber while awing his friends at his sexual conquests. When it's finally revealed that Rodericks last conquest on his list is a Black Widowish killer Death Nell (Winona Ryder) it's almost a race to not get laid in this unfunny spectacle from director Daniel Waters. The way the movie plays out is about as interesting as a late night infomercial about Spam. Here's the movie in a nutshell: Gets list, has sex, has sex, repeat one and two. If there was actually anything funny in the film it might have been interesting, but we're left with the same stupid quips and the screenwriters passion for films from 1971. Add to this the fact that this film is close to the two hour mark and you get a ridiculous beating to the head as the same schtick continues over and over again. The acting sucks, but not as bad as the screenwriting which tries to be high brow but ends up being just a low rent Skinemax screw movie.

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

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