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"Life is a lot like death: it happens to everyone whether they like it or not. And the meaning of it all? Honestly? Who gives a fuck?"
Roderick Blank

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... and his current fianceé is only #29 of a list of 101. Not only does hilarity ensue but to Rodrick's horror, the final name of the list is the just discovered true identity of the misandrist Serial Killer "Death Nell"...

This film provides examples of:

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The Machine seems to have some level of thinking ability since it "Answered questions nobody ever asked".
  • Asshole Victim: All of Death Nell's victims are guilty of something, from making date rape drugs to paedophilia.
  • Black Comedy: Sex and Death.
  • Catholic School Girls Rule: Literally by the busload.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Roderick is this and take the low-key yearning route even after he has been told that she is not interested. She immediately points out the problems with this trope.
    Miranda: "Why is it that men think that women, women, are like these giant thermometers at those telethons? Where every time you do something nice for them, they get a little redder, and a little redder, and a little redder, and we hit the top and we have to fuck you!
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  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: A bus full of attractive 18 year old catholic school girls find Roderick after he injures himself falling off his bike. They decide that he was sent by God to take their virginity. He is barely conscious and would have objected had his head been together.
  • Dream Sequence: Roderick actually comments that he wishes one of his sexual encounters was a dream sequence. Later in the movie there is one that involves Rod cutting his penis off to ensure he won't have sex again.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: There is a montage of Chinese characters tattooed on different girls lower back, the last one means "grapefruit".
  • False Reassurance: Roderick is in a club with his friend Trixie when they spot Bambi Kidd and Thumper Wint, a celebrity Lipstick Lesbian power-couple. He takes a quick look at his list and finds that they're both on it.
    Trixie: "Don't tell me one of em's on that fucking list. That list of fucking—"
    Roderick: "No, one of them is not on the list".
  • Femme Fatale: Death Nell.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The men who run the machine insist that it is always accurate and what it predicts cannot be avoided. They're right.
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  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The different names on the list include Selena Kyle and Annabelle Lee.
  • Kavorka Man: Simon Baker is clearly attractive but he manages to convince an assortment of beautiful women to have sex with him with practically no effort.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: A news reporter talks about finding Death Nell's drivers license at the scene of the crime, ending with "Later we'll have more on this dramatic license".
  • Loophole Abuse: Fred tries to come up with some to help Rod with his dilemma. He suggests blow jobs to replace sex, and that he could go back to a former lover since their name only appears once no matter how many times they have sex.
  • Magical Computer: The Machine which can predict a random person's entire future.
  • Meaningful Name: Gillian de Raisx is an allusion to Gilles de Rais, one of Joan of Arc's closest confidants and possible child Serial Killer.
  • One Steve Limit: Actually a plot point. Roderick has sex with an old woman and realises both her and her granddaughter are named Cynthia Rose. Later he tries to find a different woman named Gillian De Raisx but the silent x makes it extremely difficult.
  • Out with a Bang: Roderick accidentally has sex with an 88 year old woman in the dark. Her son says they found her with a contented smile on her face. Roderick and Gillian both plan to go out this way in the end but change their mind.
  • Prophecy Twist: Gillian aka Death Nell really is the last woman Rodrick ever sleeps with... because they get married and live Happily Ever After.
  • Screw Destiny: Rodrick eventually falls for a woman whose name is not on the list who ends up dying before they can have sex. Rodrick almost has sex with the corpse before collapsing in grief.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: If Roderick never got the list then he probably would have married Fiona and never met the rest of the women on the list. He resigns himself to doing what the list says at one point having sex with a crazy homeless woman and a man just because it says he will.
  • Serial Killer: Death Nell is a de facto one, since she drugs men into irreversible comas. At the end of the movie, all of her victims wake up.
  • Shout-Out: Thumper Wint and Bambi Kidd have the first names of two adorable woodland creatures from Disney's Bambi (which are also the names of a pair of henchwomen from Diamonds Are Forever) and the last names of the Bantering Baddie Buddies from Diamonds Are Forever.
  • The Oner: Roderick's sex partners 67, 69 and 71 are introduced in a 1.5 minute uninterrupted take: Roderick is in a club sitting at the bar and the camera pans back and forth over the full length of the bar counter. On every direction change, the season and guests in the bar change, starting with a regular day on the first pan, a Christmas party on the second pan and new year's eve party on the third pan.