This raunchy teen comedy more than earns its R-rating ... but it does so with a lot of heart.
| Original Score: 7/10
One more overly crude teen comedy
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Painfully awkward encounters ensue, with Plaza handling it all with her deadpan elegance.
| Original Score: 3/4
"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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
The jokes are frequent, rapidly fired, and often sharply written, featuring crude sexual dialogue about everything imaginable from masturbation to states of sexual arousal.
| Original Score: 3/5
While it's too gentle to be a classic, it's still worth a look.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
Uneven and with a pretty even hit:miss gag ratio, there is still not-for-Nan fun to be had here.
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.
It has heart and intelligence to offset its more raucous moments and looks destined for cult appeal.
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.
I didn't believe any of it.
A few laughs.
The great Audrey Plaza is let down by weak material in this mirthless female-centric gross-out comedy.
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.
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.
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.
Carey drops the ball with a script that's both meandering and mean-spirited, not to mention laughter deficient.