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The To Do List -- Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Clark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.
The To Do List -- Clip: Amber Meets Willy
The To Do List -- Clip: Back Door

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Maggie Carey (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 July 2013 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She's going from straight A's to her first F.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Aubrey Plaza ... Brandy Klark

Johnny Simmons ... Cameron

Bill Hader ... Willy

Alia Shawkat ... Fiona

Sarah Steele ... Wendy

Scott Porter ... Rusty Waters

Rachel Bilson ... Amber

Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Duffy

Andy Samberg ... Van

Donald Glover ... Derrick

Adam Pally ... Chip

D.C. Pierson ... Hillcrest Lifeguard #1

Dominic Dierkes ... Hillcrest Lifeguard #2

Connie Britton ... Mrs. Klark

Clark Gregg ... Judge Klark

Bryce Clyde Jenkins ... Benji

Nolan Gould ... Max

Skyler Vallo ... Hot Girl at Party
D'Arcy Carden ... Movie Patron
Chrystal Harris ... Female Stripper

Brian Huskey ... High School Principal

Lauren Lapkus ... Girl Heckler

Jack McBrayer ... Hillcrest Pool Manager

Betsy Sodaro ... Graduate #2

Kevin M. Brennan ... Guitar Player (Van's Band)
Zachary Ross ... Drummer (Van's Band)
Scott Davidson ... Bass (Van's Band)
Elaine Ballace ... Bartender
Liz Cackowski ... Aerobics Instructor
Michael Delaney ... Cameron's Dad (voice)
Molly Lloyd ... Theater Announcer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Conor Benson ... Hillcrest Lifeguard (uncredited)

Benjamin Franczuszki ... Hillcrest Lifeguard (uncredited)

Geoffrey Gould ... Movie Patron (uncredited)
Courtney Howard ... Tall Girl (uncredited)

Coy Jandreau ... Hamburger Hands (uncredited)

Marcy Jarreau ... Bernadette (uncredited)

Blake Lee ... Hillcrest Lifeguard (uncredited)

Roz McHenry ... Foul Mouth Old lady (uncredited)

Karen E. Wright ... Pool Mom (uncredited)
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Directed by
Maggie Carey 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maggie Carey  screenplay

Produced by
Sharla S. Bridgett .... producer (as Sharla Sumpter)
Jason Carden .... associate producer
Mark Gordon .... producer
Carter Hansen .... co-producer
Tom Lassally .... producer
Tracy McGrath .... executive producer
Chris Panizzon .... co-producer
Brian Robbins .... producer
Jennifer Todd .... producer
Greg Walter .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jason Boschetti 
Raney Shockne 
 
Cinematography by
Doug Emmett 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Frank 
 
Casting by
Sheryl Levine 
 
Production Design by
Ryan Berg 
 
Art Direction by
Eric Berg 
 
Set Decoration by
Cassandra Fuote 
 
Costume Design by
Trayce Gigi Field 
 
Makeup Department
Rhonda Ann Burns .... hair stylist
Heather Ford .... makeup department head
Teri Groves .... makeup artist
Peter Kukla .... hair department head
Allie Newman .... makeup artist (as Allie Goodnoe)
Stephanie Scott .... key makeup artist
James Servera Jr. .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tara L. Craig .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel DeLoach .... first assistant director
Bill Greenfield .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Billy Greenfield)
Jay Guerra .... second assistant director
Candice Lee .... second second assistant director
Duncan White .... first assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Lane Cheek .... art production assistant
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
Jenna Craig .... set dresser
Tyler Patton .... property master: additional photography
Alan Tanner .... assistant property master
Daniel Vazquez .... set dresser
Mark Wolcott .... property master
Diane Zurn .... set decoration buyer
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Cary Clark .... technical support
Amber Conroy .... boom operator
Linzy Elliot .... foley editor
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Max Greene .... adr editor
Max Greene .... supervising dialogue editor
Dennis Grzesik .... sound mixer
Pyxz .... utility sound
Tom Ryan .... sound re-recording mixer
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... adr mixer
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... foley editor
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... foley recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Kantor .... visual effects artist
Ken Locsmandi .... visual effects
Sarah Maloney .... vfx producer: Institution Post (as Sarah Maloney)
Charles Roxburgh .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Alexander .... grip
Jose Barocio Jr. .... lighting technician (as Jose Barocio)
Michael S. Beckman .... assistant chief lighting technician
Greg Capp .... lighting technician
Carmen Del Toro .... digital imaging technician
Jose Elias Felix .... assistant chief lighting technician
Nathan Dean Fetzer .... lighting technician
Rocky Ford .... key grip
Dave Han .... lamp operator
Patrick Hubbard .... lighting technician
Joseph Joyce .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Aaron Judlowe .... camera production assistant
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... video assist operator
Bonnie Osborne .... still photographer
Ari Robbins .... additional camera operator: "a" camera
Mathew Rudenberg .... director of photography: additional photography
Andrew Sachs .... camera operator
Felipe Solares .... chief lighting technician
Buddy Allen Thomas .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Erica Thurlow .... grip
Massimiliano Trevis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Robert Truitt .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jaxon Woods .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Jillian Holgerson .... casting assistant
Vanessa Portillo .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
April Dunlap .... costume supervisor
Pauline Hofilena .... costume assistant
Analucia McGorty .... costumer
Amy Parris .... costumer
Natasha Romanow .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Brendan H. Banks .... additional editor
Brendan H. Banks .... assistant editor
Elan Golod .... assistant editor
Troy Thompson .... additional colorist
Vincent F. Welch .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Rob Beaton .... score mixer
Greg Chun .... additional song arrangement
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Colleen Grace Rourke .... composer: additional music
Nick Stoubis .... guitar consultant to Scott Porter
Nick Stoubis .... musician: guitar
 
Transportation Department
Jared Robbins .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Benjamin Scott Baker .... lifeguard
Benjamin Scott Baker .... set nurse
Conor Benson .... production assistant
Erika Canchola .... production attorney
Michelle Chang .... production attorney (as Michelle S. Chang)
Brian Clark .... set medic
Rob Coll .... production assistant
Michael Coscia .... production coordinator
Michèle Etges .... set production assistant
Brittany Hapner .... assistant to jennifer todd
Marcy Jarreau .... production assistant
Jason Kay .... production consultant
Jared Kurt .... location manager
Jennifer Levine .... life guard
Jordan Little .... key set production assistant: reshoots
Marybeth Martin-Eck .... production accountant: additional photography
Jessica Morris .... craft service
Parker Neff .... production secretary
Randy Overland .... production assistant
Elsa Ramo .... production attorney
Jillian Raskin .... assistant to Tom Lassally
Michael Riley .... title designer
Sandy Sfeir .... production accountant
Susan A. Sullivan .... script supervisor
Whitney Teubner .... script consultant
Tammy Thomas .... location manager
Winnie Wong .... insurance
 
Thanks
Shaun Parker .... special thanks
Kelly Williams .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic dialogue, drug and alcohol use, and language - all involving teens
Runtime:
104 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Germany:12 | Hungary:18 | Ireland:16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #47740)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
All the teenagers in the film are played by adults for comedic purposes. Most of them are over the age of 25.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Brandy tells Fiona that Fiona missed the turn, Brandy points forward and continues to point forward. If Fiona had missed the turn, they would have already passed it, so Brandy should be pointing backwards.See more »
Quotes:
Judge Klark:Oh my God, it's the slutty Oompa Loompas.See more »
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Soundtrack:
I Don't Know Why I Love YouSee more »

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68 out of 134 people found the following review useful.
Never seen so many people walk out of a theater., 27 July 2013
Author: naregian from United States

In short, this film was just ridiculously stupid and ever so stiffly written.

It is the first film I have ever walked out of. There were at least 7 or 8 couples who left the theater, along with a group of probably 10 people, and an immeasurable amount of people who started playing on their phones. I'm sure I was followed by a few more people as well.

Before you discard my review because I didn't watch the end, I did stay for about 80 out of the 105 minutes and just didn't care enough to stay.

The film has a highly overdone premise, yet I hoped it would take a somewhat original take on it with this "to-do list" idea. Wrong. The movie had the most stiff dialog that was just so full of overly crude and unrealistic give and take between characters that it made me feel like I was watching some sort of amateur movie made by a sex-crazed film student.

Before you write me off as a prude who just picked the wrong film, I'll tell you that I'm not. I watch and enjoy many modern comedies but this one was just so bland and stupid. The depiction of the main character was confused and poor. The main character didn't allow for as much humor to pervade the film as it could have and that is the fault of the writer. It's almost like Mrs. Bill Hader (writer and director) didn't know what to do to add in humor so she threw in her husband for a little bit of weak and lame slapstick/stupidity humor.

An obvious comparison of this film would be the American Pie films, which share in the same sort of over-the-top sexual content/humor. I enjoyed those way more than this film simply because they were funny and had characters you actually liked. The stiffness of the characters in this movie were at the fault of the writer, no one else. Rachel Bilson and Clark Gregg, in the little screen time they had, made a legit effort to bring realism into their characters and allowed for a couple short chuckles.

It seems that this film is getting some good reviews here on IMDb, and that's okay, I'm not trying to ruin Maggie Carey's career or anything. I'm just telling it like I saw it, and I respect the positive reviews, but for me I just didn't catch the funny parts in such an awkwardly progressing story about a girl who completes sexual actions with others as part of a to-do list.

Overall, the film was an unsophisticated, unrealistic, overly explicit and awkward dramatization of teenage sexuality. The only reason I gave this 2 stars instead of 1 is because of some of the supporting characters who had somewhat attractive performances and saved some of the more awkward scenes.

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