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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 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

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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When Brandy meets Cameron at college you can see that the poster she is sticking is one of the band "The dead" 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

Cameron: Sex is a big deal, but it's also not a big deal. Don't get me wrong, it's a big deal. But it doesn't have to be such a big deal.
Brandy Klark: No. No, it doesn't.
Cameron: I guess what I mean is, sometimes sex is just sex.
Brandy Klark: Yeah, sometimes sex is just sex.
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References Home Improvement (1991) See more »

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Written by Raney Shockne and Jason Boschetti
Performed by Ed Graves
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Not quite funny enough
4 August 2013 | by zetesSee all my reviews

A throwback to 1980s sex comedies that has a bit of charm and a few laughs, but just not enough of either. Parks and Recreations' Aubrey Plaza stars as a high school graduate who is sick of being a dorky virgin. She makes a list of sexual experiences and attempts to get through them all before she heads off to college. The film has a fine cast. Besides Plaza (who, I must say, looks far too old to play 18 at this point; I know no one else is 18, either, but most of the others are more convincing), we have Johnny Simmons as the dorky, handsome boy who crushes on her, Scott Porter as the hunky older guy after whom she lusts, Alia Shawkat and Sarah Steele as her best friends, Rachel Bilson as her older sister (whose fiancé, Adam Pally, who was one of the funniest people on television in Happy Endings, is completely wasted), Bill Hader as her boss, Andy Sandberg as a grunge rocker and Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Donald Glover as a couple of other guys who went to high school with her. I like all of these people, and most of them have a good moment or two, but there's nothing hilarious. The film is set in 1993, and it's fun to feel my own youth being pandered to.


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