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The To Do List Reviews

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September 6, 2017
Mixing Gloria Steinem and gross-out gags with messy aplomb, first-time writer/director Maggie Carey has created a landmark romcom.
July 1, 2016
Above all, The To Do List announces the arrival of Aubrey Plaza, movie star, with a role that takes full advantage of the awkward persona she's now best-known for.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 12, 2015
Despite the sometimes childish sight gags, what salvages the movie is a refreshingly adult attitude toward the messy matter of sexuality.
August 18, 2014
This raunchy teen comedy more than earns its R-rating ... but it does so with a lot of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 19, 2013
Painfully awkward encounters ensue, with Plaza handling it all with her deadpan elegance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 30, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2013
While it's too gentle to be a classic, it's still worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 4, 2013
Uneven and with a pretty even hit:miss gag ratio, there is still not-for-Nan fun to be had here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2013
It has heart and intelligence to offset its more raucous moments and looks destined for cult appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 29, 2013
It's good-natured and raucous, with many scenes that are just sketched but a few that are truly funny.
July 26, 2013
It's refreshing to see a movie aspire to a little more than just raiding the cliche bin.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 26, 2013
Plaza proves she can handle heading up a movie and doing something different than playing the smoky, punk alt girl fantasy
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2013
Several story and comedy beats are derivative, but scenes of thoughtful insight are frequent enough for The To Do List to offer more than just brainless laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2013
The To Do List is not just a hard R sex comedy, but also an important player in film diversification.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2013
While the movie is loaded with lewd attempts to shock, the most radical thing about The To Do List is that it is a sex-positive, strongly female take on the Losing It genre...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 26, 2013
By proudly wearing its "otherness" (a word I use ironically) on its sleeve, The To Do List feels fresh and strange and wondrously new. It shouldn't, but it does.
July 26, 2013
Director Maggie Cary, instead of raising the bar of farce to the heights, has lowered it to the depths of the pigsty. She's proven that the gals can roll about in the mud just as well as the guys can, but to what end?
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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