The To Do List Reviews
July 10, 2014
It looks great, has a great cast & a 90s soundtrack, but it's just not funny. And considering that it's semi-autobiographical, I guess it's the "you had to be there" situation. What a waste. The concept is good, but the film is awkward & often mean. SKIP IT.
July 9, 2014
July 5, 2014
I laughed way more than I thought I would during this movie. Sure, the premise is not very original, but I loved the way the cast played off each other in this. Aubrey Plaza proves she can be funny. I want to see much more of her in the future!
July 4, 2014
Some ok jokes , but didn't laugh me a mountain...
June 4, 2014
It's actually very funny. It's hard to see women leading sucessful comedies and Aubrey does a great job here.
June 25, 2014
Loved it, funny, whitty, raunchy!
June 25, 2014
A mean spirited comedy that channels the worst aspects of modern feminism. Aubrey Plaza is freaking adorable though.
June 23, 2014
Gross. Funny. Gross. Funny.
June 21, 2014
While The To Do List suffered from inconsistent pacing, it also showed that Aubrey Plaza can single-handedly carry a comedy film. I liked it, and will be looking out for her again.
June 17, 2014
A nerdy high-school valedictorian graduate realizes she has conquered everything she ever wanted except for men. Her older sister and friends intimidate her by telling her about how college will be a giant erotic buffet, and if she is not ready things will be hard. Panicking, her ambitious attitude kicks in, and she sets out to master a wide array of sexual experiences before going to college. This is not a new concept for a raunchy comedy. What makes it different is how women are the ones cracking the funny rude comments and acting as the sexual predators. It is refreshingly honest and helps restore some shock value to the jokes. Aubrey Plaza is a perfect fit for the main role. She has the awkward neediness one expects, but she also conveys a bossy wrongfully placed sense of confidence that makes her character uniquely funny. The humorous 1993 setting adds more to the humor more than expected with silly pop culture references. More importantly, the early 90s setting removes the presence of the Internet, now the go to learning tool for these matters. This nice move makes her mission to educate herself about sex much funnier. There are a number of side characters, some better than others, but overall they make strong enough support. In a surpassing but interesting move, it avoids becoming a romantic comedy. Perhaps this deflates the feel-good vibe, but it keeps the tone of the movie funny from start to finish and does not fall into a formula. This greatly exceeds expectations and is a strong comedy, so long as you take no offence in raunchy humor or the thought of teenagers having sex.
June 16, 2014
If there is one thing I learned from sex comedies is that they're fucking terrible.
The characters are so one dimensional, stereotypical, stupid and annoying. There is no character I even liked. Not even Audrey Plaza's great performance as Brandy could even make this up.
The humor had its moments but it's very bad, awkward and awful.
Story-wise is okay. The concept could have been better because the concept made me interested watching this movie in the first place other than Audrey Plaza.
And the sex scenes are so uncomfortable to watch. It's not even funny nor erotic at all. This is bad.
I can't believe an a-list cast would even be in this terrible movie. This movie just gave me a bad taste in my mouth. Gladly, there is no bad after-taste afterwards.
If you're into American Pie and shit, then go watch it but I suggest you shouldn't. Let me forget this movie already!
June 10, 2014
There's a bit of 'Amercian Pie' about this sex comedy but focusing on one very inexperienced teen. It also has the 'Jim's Dad' type parents.
June 5, 2014
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June 2, 2014
Raunchily funny with the right mixture of charm, Aubrey Plaza is pitch perfect for the starring role in this coming of age comedy about the pressures of being sexually experienced at a particular age. With plenty of hilarious gags and a nice reminiscent dose of nostalgia (at least for my generation), this is what I would call a good modern comedy.
May 31, 2014
Funny yet tolerable..
April 24, 2013
This film sat on my 'To Do LIst' for a long time and so I was happy that it lived up to my expectations. It was nothing spectacular, but entertaining, fresh comedy regardless and great to see a female perspective in a genre overloaded with testosterone.
May 28, 2014
Basically a John Cusack film from the 80's with the gender reversed. Plenty of laugh out loud moments. If Marvel ever decides to make Agent Coulsen stay dead, he should have an excellent career as the prude dad in these sort of movies...absolute gold every time Clark Gregg was on screen.
May 2, 2014
The To Do List is a safe raunchy comedy that will probably be forgotten in a little bit. Actually to be honest this movie is already forgotten because this film came out last year and I'm just now watching it because honestly I just found out about it. Nobody really talks about this movie and I can see why because this movie is just awkward and I mean it's really awkward. This movie is actually more awkward then the movie That Awkward Moment. Sure at times Aubrey Plaza supplies some good laughs and her performance in the movie is actually pretty good, but other than that this movie is just terrible. The writing is terrible, the jokes are terrible and the acting is terrible. There's nothing much else to say about this movie other than don't watch this movie unless you want to watch the same old raunchy comedy crap.
November 20, 2013
I don't know what on earth makes me want to watch this kind of vulgar teenage sex movies. I understand the 16 year olds wanting to see and enjoying these but me, not quite. I wasn't funny or interesting, actors were boring and it was mostly disturbing.
December 5, 2013
Only one shot filmed in Idaho. .. also featured period Idaho licence plates. Had an excellent period music selection.