• R, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Maggie Carey
    In Theaters:
    Jul 26, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 19, 2013
  • CBS Films


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The To Do List Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

This raunchy teen comedy more than earns its R-rating ... but it does so with a lot of heart.

Full Review Source: Under the Radar | Original Score: 7/10

August 18, 2014
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

One more overly crude teen comedy

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

May 23, 2014
Stephen Silver

The film gives these people just about nothing funny to do, and it's full of both gross-out gags that don't connect and dialogue that isn't especially funny.

Full Review Source: EntertainmentTell | Original Score: 2/5

November 27, 2013
Phil Villarreal

Painfully awkward encounters ensue, with Plaza handling it all with her deadpan elegance.

Full Review Source: COED.com | Original Score: 3/4

November 19, 2013
Jeff Beck

"The To Do List" is another one of those films that begs the question of how the writer ever thought it was a good idea.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 18, 2013
Robert Kojder
What Culture

The jokes are frequent, rapidly fired, and often sharply written, featuring crude sexual dialogue about everything imaginable from masturbation to states of sexual arousal.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2013
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

While it's too gentle to be a classic, it's still worth a look.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 11, 2013
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Writer/director Maggie Carey's clodhopping coming-of-age yarn merely proves that terrible teen movies are now a source of equal-ops embarrassment for both genders.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

October 6, 2013
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Uneven and with a pretty even hit:miss gag ratio, there is still not-for-Nan fun to be had here.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

October 4, 2013
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Maggie Carey's feature film debut is full of lazy shots, duff lines and dodgy acting. But it also contains fresh ideas and hilarious gags.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

October 4, 2013
Rob Carnevale
The List

It has heart and intelligence to offset its more raucous moments and looks destined for cult appeal.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

October 4, 2013

A cast of familiar and frequently funny TV notables makes The To Do List a sweet prospect, but this tepid, oddly pitched teen comedy is unlikely to get anyone off.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 4, 2013
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

I didn't believe any of it.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

October 3, 2013
Peter Bradshaw

A few laughs.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

October 3, 2013
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

The great Audrey Plaza is let down by weak material in this mirthless female-centric gross-out comedy.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

October 3, 2013
Matthew Turner

Enjoyable teen sex comedy that gains points for its female perspective and features both strong comic performances and a decent script, despite some of the gags being a bit hit-and-miss.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 3, 2013
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

The To Do List is an American teenage sex comedy set in 1993, which may have been the last year in which any of the cast members could have convincingly passed for a teenager.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

October 3, 2013
Rich Cline

Even as this comedy strains to be goofy and transgressive, it catches us by surprise simply because it dares to explore first-time sexual experiences through female eyes.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 3, 2013
Emma Dibdin
Total Film

Carey drops the ball with a script that's both meandering and mean-spirited, not to mention laughter deficient.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

October 3, 2013
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine

A muddle.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

September 29, 2013
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