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26th July
2013
written by Adam

Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) is the class valedictorian for her High School class, book smart, totally organized, and has it all together; except, Brandy is socially awkward and never had a boyfriend. When a chance encounter with Rusty Waters (Scott Porter) at a party leaves Brandy flustered, a mission and goal is set for her summer before college– to become sexually experienced before school starts, a list must be made. Meanwhile, lab partner Cameron (Johnny Simmons) has hopes and plans with Brandy of his own, and best friends Fiona and Wendy (Alia Shawkat and Sarah Steele) have their concerns as well. Sisters before misters or bros before hos, Brandy’s objectives could cause serious conflict for the teens of Boise Idaho.The-To-Do-List-Poster1 Written and directed by Maggie Carey, the film can easily be compared to American Pie or Super Bad, but from the female perspective and set in 1993, an interesting choice considering much of the language or concepts discussed are significantly more recent than 20 years ago, but let’s not quibble about such issues. Instead, lets appreciate the quasi raunch/super graphic comedy of a film that celebrates a young woman taking charge of her own sexuality, in this case with few if any consequences (remember kids this is fiction, please be safe and make smart choices in real life). This is situational comedy with quick one liners offering a barrage of humor being delivered by some of Hollywood’s best in comedic awkwardness, in addition to Plaza, the talents of Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Andy Samberg come to mind. Plus, with a solid musical soundtrack that spans the 90’s, the Gen-X crowd will find a sense of familiarity. Bottom line, this isn’t one to watch with your parents in the room, BUT, it is quirky, fun, and perhaps worthy of at least a matinee, maybe more, maybe friends first and then let’s see where things go? You get the idea. The To Do List is rated R.

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