100 Women (2001) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

100 Women is remarkably similar to 100 Girls, an earlier film from the same director. It involves a quiet, eccentric, romantic guy in pursuit of his true love. There is a mystery overlay. He kisses her in the rain. It is magic. But he loses her phone number. At he first can't find her, and then when he does find her she is surprisingly indifferent to him. What's goin' on?

Meanwhile, another one of the 100 women in the apartment building forms a very close bond of friendship with him. Is this second relationship love, friendship, or something more mysterious? Meanwhile, a mysterious and anonymous stranger keeps advising him to stop pursuing his lost love.

Our hero is abetted by a sex-obsessed friend who seems creepy but is actually a decent guy underneath it all, and his reign over the 100 woman domain is challenged by a truly creepy guy who views the all-girl apartment as his personal territory. The romantic hero ends up explaining his story in public to all 100 women at once.

If you have seen 100 Girls, you know that the description above pretty much sums up that movie as well. In fact, director Mike Davis also manages to coax remarkably similar performances out of his leads. The leads in these two films are not the same guy, but they almost seem to be. Either the new guy was consciously impersonating the previous guy, or Davis was just casting with a very specific type in mind.


Erinn Bartlett, as the missing love, shows her breasts

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  • Widescreen anamorphic 1.85:1.

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Each of the two films has some daring material. In 100 Girls, the earlier film, the "gross" material was basically sexual: woman swapping blow-job stories, a guy with a penis-enlarging technique, and a woman obsessed with reading D.H. Lawrence aloud. In 100 Women, the "gross" material is concentrated less on sex and more on disgusting bodily functions: nose hair growth, disgustingly yellow and curled toenails, booger-snorting contests, that kind of stuff. I liked the sexy stuff much better.

The newer film has some laughs, and is a watchable youth-oriented comedy, and both films deliver a satisfying romantic denouement, but I really liked the previous movie better.

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this film is a C-. OK, if very juvenile, romantic comedy.

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