The To Do List
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Featuring an all-star comedy cast including Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader,Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, DonaldGlover, Scott Porter, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton and Clark Gregg, "The To Do List" is a comedy about close friends and a special summer project, loosely inspired by the real-life adventures of first-time writer/director Maggie Carey. Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a to do list of all the "activities" she missed out on in high school. Quickly… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

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"Not since the schmaltzy Bucket List has there been a more blatant example of checklist comedy than the ultra-raunchy The To Do List."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"By proudly wearing its "otherness" (a word I use ironically) on its sleeve, The To Do List feels fresh and strange and wondrously new. It shouldn't, but it does."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"This raunchy teen comedy more than earns its R-rating ... but it does so with a lot of heart."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"Painfully awkward encounters ensue, with Plaza handling it all with her deadpan elegance."
‑ Phil Villarreal,
"While it's too gentle to be a classic, it's still worth a look."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"It's good-natured and raucous, with many scenes that are just sketched but a few that are truly funny."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
""The To Do List" doesn't reinvent the wheel; we all know the "summer that changed everything" trope. But it's startling when you realize how rare it is to see a girl chasing sexual experience so doggedly - and with such a lighthearted tone."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"One more overly crude teen comedy"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
""The To Do List" is another one of those films that begs the question of how the writer ever thought it was a good idea."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Writer/director Maggie Carey's clodhopping coming-of-age yarn merely proves that terrible teen movies are now a source of equal-ops embarrassment for both genders."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"Many of The To Do List's jokes have this first-draft, is-that-all-there-is? quality."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Don't go to The To Do List expecting a comedy genre-buster along the lines of Bridesmaids. Rather it's more of a one-joke repeater set in the hot Boise, Idaho, summer of 1993."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"The film gives these people just about nothing funny to do, and it's full of both gross-out gags that don't connect and dialogue that isn't especially funny."
‑ Stephen Silver, EntertainmentTell
"The jokes are frequent, rapidly fired, and often sharply written, featuring crude sexual dialogue about everything imaginable from masturbation to states of sexual arousal."
‑ Robert Kojder, What Culture
"Uneven and with a pretty even hit:miss gag ratio, there is still not-for-Nan fun to be had here."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
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