Sex and Death 101
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

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"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."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Heaven help a writer who turns a philanderer into a blank."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"Sex and Death falls into the category of those unfortunate films in that it's a schoolboy's wet dream slathered in smug self-back patting and wish-fantasy run amok, all told with the deftness of a piano falling out of the sky and onto our heads."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Waters is trying to have his cake and eat it out too."
‑ Keith Uhlich, UGO
"There are a lot of laughs, good performances, and points for creativity."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"What a sorry reunion for Ryder and writer-director Daniel Waters, who scripted her far better dark comedy Heathers back in 1989."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Admittedly, it doesn't have many belly laughs, but if you're tuned into Waters' peculiar, highly intelligent comedy style it's a fascinating watch."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A fun, sloppy treatment of a profound premise that, as a reunion project between Waters and Ryder, feels right."
‑ Brent Simon,
"One of the most pointless films ever made about sex or death."
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
"Why not simply admit this is cheeseball porn, assembled with a slightly higher brand of cheese and nuts?"
‑ Philip Marchand, Toronto Star
"Neither particularly dark nor even remotely funny."
‑ Joanne Kaufman, Wall Street Journal
"the monologues near the truly odd ending make you wonder whether Waters had an extreme fever when he was finishing up the script"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Now we know how the dopes in the beer commercials spend their time when they are not drinking their beer. They laugh their socks off at movies like this."
‑ Tony Medley,
"It's all a pretentious bore that feels twice as long as it's two-hour running time."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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