Dog trainer Alex is about to propose when his girlfriend gives him a list of changes, she would like him to do.


Harris Goldberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Fugit ... Alex Buckingham
Jennifer Morrison ... Katherine Stern
Karen Gillan ... Lily
Aaron Staton ... Michael
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Dave
Michael Nouri ... Rabbi Baskin
Gilles Marini ... Dr. Antonio Rosenblatt
Ryan O'Nan ... Gary Stern
Elvy ... Anastasiya (as Elvy Yost)
Lesley-Anne Down ... Victoria
Nicholas D'Alessio Nicholas D'Alessio ... Nicky
JoBeth Williams ... Mrs. Stern
Bob Gunton ... Mr. Stern
Michael Bachmann ... Blaine
Andre Johnson ... Vernon (as Andre M. Johnson)


Alex, a lovable, unassuming dog trainer is in love with a great woman - Katherine - smart, talented, from a good family. Katherine adores Alex's quirky sense of humor, honesty and capacity to listen. Having decided to pop the question, Alex is blindsided when Katherine produces a detailed list of well-thought-out "improvements" she feels will tweak Alex on their way to becoming the ideal couple. Alex instinctively rejects the suggestion that he needs to change anything. But with the threat of a new competitor, Alex decides to "do the list." Guided by a coterie of friends that include: Dave, Alex's loyal childhood buddy, best female friend Lily, her husband Michael, and their 8-year-old son, Nicky, Alex's journey has him reconsider and question his beliefs, values and world. Written by Harris Goldberg/Kristen D'Alessio

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Every woman has a list, she just wrote it down.


Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


Karen Gillan plays a character called Lily, which is also the name of her character in 7 Days in Hell (2015). See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a post credit scene with Lara & Alex playing with their dogs. See more »


References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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18 October 2019 | by nancyldraperSee all my reviews

The draw for me, to this movie, was Karen Gillian and Jennifer Morrison and the promise of some light romance. Both actresses gave good performances (Jennifer Morrison is a great romantic foil and Karen Gillian was characteristically goofy). What let me down was the writing. The premise was simple, although its implications were entirely predictable, but the path to it was long and arduous. There needed to be more meat inbetween: more depth in the character arcs, more humour, more meaning in the journey. It ended up being boring and lacklustre. I give this film a 4 (poor) out of 10. {Romance}

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Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The List See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Goose's List See more »
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1.85 : 1
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