100 Girls

He met the girl of his dreams. If only he can meet her again.

Comedy Drama Romance
94 min     5.8     2000     USA


This sexy, teen-comedy is about a freshman, Matthew, at college who meets his dream girl in a dorm elevator during a blackout. He never sees her face, but instantly falls in love. In the morning, the power is restored, but the "dream girl" has vanished. All Matthew knows is that she lives in an all-girls dorm. He sets out on a semester-long journey to find his mystery girl amongst a hundred female suspects. Could it be Wendy? Dora? Arlene? Patty? Cynthia? Or the 95 other girls, any of whom could have been in that elevator with Matthew.


Gimly wrote:
If your the sort of person who won't enjoy a thing because it is "problematic" then I'd recommend giving _100 Girls_ a wide, wide berth. If that's not an apt description of your tastes, then I'd... Probably still recommend you miss _100 Girls_. Even if you don't take into account the film's **bizarre** level of obsession with gender dichotomy, the saccharine moments of "heroism" that are at best dated and at worst genuinely damaging, and even if you discounted the weird, uncomfortable roles characters' relationships take, then all you're left with is a bland, hackneyed plot without any real character development and a **massive** disconnect between message and arc. I'm not saying that _100 Girls_ could never have worked (although for some viewers I'm sure that will be the case), I'm just saying it doesn't.
Kamurai wrote:
Really good watch, would watch again, and can recommend. I like the mystery aspect of this romantic comedy, while it is somewhat unrealistic, it's somewhat refreshing to have a legitimately "good" guy concept. Legitimately getting to know 100 girls is quite the effort, and while the actual mystery isn't so complex, it definitely lends to a lot of character work during his sleuthing. Jonathan Tucker looks like a poor man's Joseph Gordon Levitt, meant a complimentary as possible, but does really well leading the movie without carrying it. The ladies (and James DeBello) pick up plenty of weight and we see some familiar faces: Larisa Oleynik ("Secret World of Alex Mack", "10 Things I Hate About You"), Katherine Heigl ("27 Dresses"), Jaime Lee Pressly ("Mom", "My Name is Earl"), and Emmanuelle Chriqui ("You Don't Mess With the Zohan"). Cast is good, the writing is solid, the delivery is charming, but the concept lends to a lot of throw away material. This is probably true of most mysteries, but there is little one clue leads to the next in this: it's mostly 99 dead ends. They do some cute work at the end of the movie to alleviate some of that, but by then, the actual story is over, and even I checked out. Great little rom com, they let the jerk guy be a side character this time, and I think it is very much worth the watch.