The To Do List is an upcoming romantic comedy about an overachieving high school senior, Brandy Clark (played by Aubrey Plaza) who feels she needs to have a lot of sexual experiences before she enters the college life. She then makes a plan to lose her virginity before she goes away for college. Brandy then assembles a to-do-list so she can make up for all the “activities” she missed out while in high school. This new film is a comedy that will feature the journey of close friends and a special summer project. The To Do List also stars Alia Shawkat, Johnny Simmons and Bill Hader. Check out more news about this new film below:
“Early Review for The To Do List
Synopsis: Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Clark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.
Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, Scott Porter, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg
Director: Maggie Carey
Running Length: 100 minutes
TMMM Score: (5.5/10)
Review: Fret not, all of you out there that have lamented the death of the 80’s screwball sex farce for a picture is coming that should get you all misty for a cinematic time long since passed. In the grand tradition of films like Joysticks, Hardbodies, The Last American Virgin and the more ribald sequels to American Pie, The To Do List is a decidedly slight coming of age story chock full of crude humor and kooky performances. Like those earlier films, though, there are some troubles to be had as the one joke set-up reaches its climax long before our leading lady does.
In an interesting bit of genre gender bending, The To Do List exchanges a nerdy, awkward virginal male for a nerdy, awkward, virginal female that has spent her high school hot lunch days with her nose in books rather than the crotches of her classmates. After graduating and before heading to Stanford, Brandy (Aubrey Plaza, Safety Not Guaranteed, Monsters University) has a summer job to look forward to and watching Beaches with her friends (Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele).
This being a sex comedy, of course the film has to take place in the past (1993 never looked so perfectly embarrassing), Brandy’s job is at a struggling summer pool that operates in the shadow of a larger country club and her two friends are stock character non-virgins more than happy to educate our naïve star on what she has to look forward to in college. Taking advice from her foul mouthed sister (Rachel Bilson), Brandy makes up a list of all the sins of the flesh that she wants to commit before September rolls around. This “To Do List” is filled with a variety of popular terms out of the urban dictionary that aren’t fit to print in a review my mom will probably read. As Brandy goes through her list – ‘Wow…there are a lot of ‘jobs’ here” – the audience laughs along with the knowing nostalgia of where we were the first time we found out what a ‘shocker’ actually was.”
The rest of the review can be read at Joe The Movie Man.
The To Do List is written and directed by Maggie Carey and is scheduled to have a wide release on July 26th 2013.
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