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The To Do List (2013)

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Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.

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Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) has just graduated from high school where she excelled in every subject, except real-life sexual education. When her older sister tells her how important it is to be experienced, Brandy writes out a sex to do list for herself for the summer. Her friend Cameron might be the perfect guinea pig while she sets her sights on the popular and sexy Rusty Waters as the ultimate end goal. But once feelings get in the way, it becomes much harder for Brandy to check off the remaining items on her sex to do list. Written by napierslogs

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She's going from straight A's to her first F.

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Rated R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic dialogue, drug and alcohol use, and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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26 July 2013 (USA)  »

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The Hand Job  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,579,402 (USA) (26 July 2013)

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$3,447,339 (USA) (9 August 2013)
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The theater which Brandy and Cameron visit in the movie is called the Boise Town Theater, yet the venue shown at the beginning of the scene is actually the Riviera Theater in Chicago. The closest thing Boise had to a "Boise Town Theater" was the Towne Square Cinemas, which was adjacent to the Boise Towne Square Mall. See more »

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Brandy's original to-do list mentions "stationary" for writing to her friends. A language geek like her would not make that mistake. See more »

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Willy: Brandy, what do you think would have happened if I hadn't shown up?
Brandy Klark: I probably would have swallowed.
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Great for what it is.
5 August 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think the reason so many people disliked this flick was because they went in with the wrong expectations. You hear about a teen sex comedy staring women and immediately people assume something more sophisticated and classy would be the by product.

This is not that movie.

This film is both dry and ludicrous, crass and hilarious.

Aubrey Plaza's one note characters fit this movie well.

What I liked most about the flick was that it finally gave a voice to the sexually confused teenage GIRL population. The movie was written and directed by a woman, and it's pretty clear when you're watching.

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It's not an Oscar winner, but it's funny. It's a very progressive movie in the sense that it reverses the normal teen comedy gender stereotypes and gives the audience an unfiltered and unashamed (however hyperbolic) look at female sexuality, insecurities and intricacies.

NOT FOR KIDS.


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