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Rated R · 100 min. · 2013


A believably nave and callous Aubrey Plaza stars as Brandy, whose drive to succeed in her summer quest to check things off a to-do list of sexual feats while working her first job as a lifeguard leads to a whirlwind of ridiculous situations. Plenty of '90s references to VCRs and the frequent interjection of "LOSER!" (complete with an L-shaped hand to the forehead) balance the grotesque and the raunchy. By the end, the movie pounds out a clear and under-enunciated theme: Having sex for the first time can be a gratifying, magic moment, or it can suck. And more importantly, if it does suck, that's completely fine.

See our full review: <i>The To Do List</i> brings '90s humor and a realistic take on teen sex

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Director: Maggie Carey
Writer: Maggie Carey
Producer: Jennifer Todd, Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Scott Porter, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover and Johnny Simmons


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