She's been serially seducing high-profile misogynists, then injecting them with coma inducing chemicals before decorating the crime scene with a spray-painted slogan that reads like bad Sylvia Plath: "What you call breathing is suffocating me. Alpha explains that an oracular supercomputer took it upon itself to send out emails to random people. Meanwhile, a mysterious woman dubbed "Death Nell" Winona Ryder by the press continues on her bizarre crime spree. Roderick and Gillian connect, and agree to each take the sedative together. If the ridiculous and overcomplicated plot weren't enough, Waters' screenplay is filled with countless tangential dead-ends like the one which ends with Rod having sex with a leprous old woman and pointless musings on a random array of subjects. He's made his fortune with an upscale fast-food franchise called "Swallows" picture it on a nametag under a female employee's name and laugh; it's supposed to be a joke and he's about to be married to an uptight blonde named Fiona Wormwood Julie Bowen who's just bitchy and beautiful enough to keep his eye from wandering. He digs up the list and discovers she was not listed, after which she has an untimely accidental death. Rod assumes it's a prank by one of his friends designed to rib Rod about all the sex he won't be having once he ties the knot, but that night at his bachelor party Rod has sex with a stripper whose name just happens to be the next on the list. Knowing that Death Nell is the last person on his list and that he may not survive a night with her Roderick tries to change his destiny, first by becoming a shut in, and then by tracking down another Gillian de Raisx in Sydney , Australia. JesseD Aug 15, It really seems the critics are reviewing the movie only on whether it can be categorized into a specific genre and not at all on the actual film. There are moments of insightful "sex isn't what is important in life" expressions, that however verge on forcing the viewer to relate to the main character Roderick Blank. Rod instantly recognizes the first 29 as the names of every woman he's ever bedded, arranged in chronological order.