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The To Do List (2013)

 -  Comedy  -  26 July 2013 (USA)
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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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Release Date:

26 July 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hand Job  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$3,447,339 (USA) (9 August 2013)

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The setting for the movie was based on writer and director Maggie Carey's high school in Boise, ID. Carey graduated from Borah High in 1993, and sculpted many locations in the film to the surrounding area, including Big Bun and Borah Pool. See more »


The opening credits show a TI-83 Plus calculator which was released in 2001. See more »


Judge Klark: There are doors we don't do. The back door is one of them.
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References Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) See more »


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One of the better recent teen sex comedy films!
21 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'THE TO DO LIST': Four Stars (Out of Five)

Aubrey Plaza stars in this teen sex comedy film as a brainy high school graduate who wants to explore sex (for the first time) before going to college. The movie was written and directed by first time feature filmmaker Maggie Carey and co-stars her husband Bill Hader (along with Johnny Simmons, Scott Porter, Alicia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover and Andy Samberg). The film is basically the same as a guy teen sex comedy flick just from a woman's point of view (instead of a young man's). It's also extremely clever and funny.

Plaza stars as Brandy Klark, a virgin in Boise, Idaho, who just graduated as valedictorian from her high school (in the summer of 1993). She was an outcast at school and has only three friends: Wendy (Steele), Fiona (Shawkat) and Cameron (Simmons). Cameron has romantic feelings for Brandy but she's unaware of them. When Brandy goes to a party and gets drunk for the first time she decides she wants to have sex with Rusty Waters (Porter), which she almost does (at the party) when Rusty mistakes her for someone else. She then makes it her mission to learn all about sex before going to college (through a 'to do list').

The movie is full of raunchy and vulgar jokes that kind of seem fresh and different in this film. I thinks it's in large part due to Carey's excellent directing and script. Plaza makes a great leading lady and is pretty bold for taking on this role (the supporting cast is all good as well). It is another in the recent trend of female sex comedies but this one is definitely well made and a lot of fun. It's also really cool and empowering to see a woman taking charge of her sex life (in a movie) and using men (rather than the other way around). It's extremely funny and really captures that 90's look and feel good as well. One of the better recent teen sex comedy films for sure.

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