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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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Maggie Carey

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Maggie Carey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Sanskrit

Release Date:

26 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hand Job See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,579,402, 28 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,447,339, 11 August 2013
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Rachel Bilson and Scott Porter also starred together in Hart Of Dixie. See more »

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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.
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References Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) See more »

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Dreams
Written by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan
Performed by The Cranberries
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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More Often Uncomfortable than Funny
6 November 2013 | by themissingpatientSee all my reviews

Aubrey Plaza is Brandy Klark, fresh out of high school and working as a lifeguard for the summer before taking off to college. Brandy is a straight A student with strong morals who has always succeeded at everything she tries. When she meets Rusty Waters at a grad party, she makes it a goal to loose her virginity to him before the summer is over. Not having had any previous sexual experiences whatsoever and embarrassed about how little she knows about sex, Brandy decides to educate herself, taking it on like a school project.

The To Do List takes us back to 1993 with an excellent cast including Bill Hader, possibly the best comedic actor working today, Johnny Simmons as Brandy's best male friend, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Alia Shawkat as Brandy's best friend, Rachel Bilson as Brandy's older sister as well as Clark Gregg and Connie Britton as Brandy's parents. Even Andy Samberg appears in the film's funniest sequence.

With all the greatness The To Do List had going for it, it falls to the level of an American Pie flick. This sex-comedy is so raunchy that it becomes more uncomfortable than funny to watch, even embarrassing in some scenes. Oddly enough the only genuine part of the film is the friendship that blossoms between employee and boss, Aubrey Plaza and Bill Hader. However that still isn't enough to save the film from the failed attempts at laugh-out-loud worthy low-brow humor.


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