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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.

Director:

Maggie Carey

Writer:

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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Plaza and Simmons (Brandy and Cameron) previously starred together in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. See more »

Goofs

When Brandy does a keg stand at the party her underwear is visible, showing that it is Saturday, but when she goes into work at the pool the next say she tells Willy that it is Monday. See more »

Quotes

Willy: Look, it's the president of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
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Connections

References Beaches (1988) See more »

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Purple Sky
Written and Performed by Tony Bunce
Courtesy of Opus 1 Artist Series
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Great for what it is.
5 August 2013 | by ariasn1See 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.

TL;DR:

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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