|Title:||Sex and Death 101|
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|09.26.07||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2007|
So the movie I was planning to see next was going to run right up against the secret screening (which I had heard was a big movie and good and aparently word spread to everyone so it was a pretty "open" secret but oh well) and, truth be told, it looked pretty crappy so I opted to see Sex and Death 101 again since it was in the Same theater and would allow me to get awesome seats.
Uh, the movie was still funny but with more casual crowd there weren't nearly as many laughs. I don't really have that much more to say about it so instead I'll use this space to include a few comments I got today while out watching movies.
Kimberly Gibson says:
I love Simon Baker. I would pay to go and watch him reading the phone book, but this movie sounds like alot more fun. I think that he is enormously talented and quite under-rated. He has the ability to do both dramatic roles as well as comedy. Oh, and did I mention that he is sexy as hell and absolutely gorgeous!!
She then felt a need to send a second comment stating:
Just a few more words about Simon Baker. He's dreamy, charming, athletic and quite honestly, simply adorable. He is so watchable. Why don't more people know about Simon Baker? This guy is the real thing -- spread the word!
Kim, I don't know why more people don't know about Simon Baker! but We're sure doing our part now, aren't we!
|09.22.07||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2007|
Daniel Waters (Heathers) writes and directs this movie about a guy (Simon Baker) who gets an email one day that lists every person he's ever had sex with and will have sex with in his entire life. It turns out to be a glitch from some ubercomputer that Patton Oswalt and the guy who plays Bunny in The Wire work on, so Baker starts using the list to his advantage. Meanwhile, Winona Ryder keeps putting guys in comas after seducing them, starting a whole feminist movement in the process. Surprise Surprise, Baker finds out that Ryder is the last name on his list so he starts fearing for his life and tries to stop having sex.
I thought this was very funny in varying tones from light-hearted romantic comedy to paint-it-black dark comedy to twisted to borderline illegal humor and back to heart-warming stuff. It makes for a very hard-to-market film I'm sure but it also feels similar to Heathers in that way. I laughed a lot and was thoroughly entertained. It also felt like a real movie and not just something that'd work in a festival atmosphere. I hate to spoil any of the specific jokes but one HAS to be noted for posterity (and my memory). There's a montage where Baker has sex with a lot of women and Waters conveys that by subtitled translations of different japanese character tattoos on lower backs. It's an immediate classic joke.
Waters, Simon Baker, Patton Oswalt, and one of the (many) hot women from the film were in attendance and got up afterward. Patton was hilarious as always (i bet people would even pay to hear him talk WITHOUT watching a movie beforehand!) but surprise surprise, one of the biggest laughs came from Henri when he empathized with Simon Baker about how hard it had to be for him to act like a woman's not sexually attracted to him. Baker had a real good sense of humor though and stuck with it, actually impressing me quite a bit with his wit. All around it was a pretty great Q&A, alternatively hilarious and interesting.