The To Do List Reviews

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Curtis Woloschuk
Willamette Week
July 24, 2013
The To Do List ultimately proves a lazy, self-involved lover, too busy indulging its own fetishes and desires to tend to the viewers' needs or offer them much gratification.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
November 18, 2013
"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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
July 25, 2013
The film is flush with done-to-death gross-out gags, bodily fluids serving as too many punch lines. Yes, girls can dish out F-bombs and body objectification as well as the boys can, but that shouldn't be the whole joke.
Full Review | 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.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
July 25, 2013
This raunchy teen comedy is novel insofar as it recasts familiar gross-out gags from a female perspective; otherwise it's basically an American Pie knockoff.
Emma Dibdin
Total Film
October 3, 2013
Carey drops the ball with a script that's both meandering and mean-spirited, not to mention laughter deficient.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
July 28, 2013
With many of the wittiest bits already spoiled in the red-band trailer, [writer-director Maggie Carey's] R-rated comedy is met more often with "heh" than "oh no she didn't!"
Full Review | Original Score: 5.4/10
Pete Hammond
Movieline
July 29, 2013
Forgettable movie about a college-age girl trying to make up for lost time sexually may be just a 'to do' lister for that demo and no one else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
July 22, 2013
It is to comedy what an abstinence pledge is to sex.
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William Goss
Film.com
July 25, 2013
A star-studded but scattershot affair that tackles its comedic obligations as dutifully as its heroine pursues her sexual conquests.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
July 21, 2013
Essentially the film aims to trade in the awkwardness of teen sexuality, but too often settles for the gross-out gag instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
October 3, 2013
I didn't believe any of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
July 25, 2013
It's no 'American Pie.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4
Tim Grierson
IFC.com
July 26, 2013
Unfortunately, the movie as a whole isn't nearly as nimble as Aubrey Plaza's charming, self-deprecating performance.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 25, 2013
Plaza seems profoundly uncomfortable as Brandy, maybe because she's a dozen years too old to play her. Or because the sexually frank movie calls for nudity she refused to do. That translates into a confusing character.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
October 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2013
Neither supergood nor superbad, but passable doesn't exactly raise the bar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 25, 2013
The To Do List feels tailor-made for Aubrey Plaza's deadpan delivery, but never quite manages to hit its stride despite an impressive supporting cast and an inspired central concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
July 26, 2013
Raunchy for the sake of being raunchy. Poignancy, a key element in making any sex comedy something more important, is lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
TwitchFilm
July 25, 2013
Maybe it's fitting that a movie about having sex for the first time should turn out to be a fumbling, mishandled experience that's moderately enjoyable but not as good as it could be.
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