Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Movie Review: The To Do List (2013)

Movie: The To Do List (2013)

Director: Maggie Carey

Writer: Maggie Carey (screenplay)

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Scott Porter, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover, Alia Shawkat, Clark Gregg, & Connie Britton

One-Line Plot Synopsis: During the summer before college, inexperienced Brandy Klark (Plaza) decides to make a list of things to sexually experience before heading off to college.

The To Do List ended up being one of your run-of-the-mill comedies that you'll see late night when you come back from the bar on the weekend on Comedy Central, TNT, or FX on loop all the time in the future.  It's got your perfect blend of raunchy humor while being just watchable enough that you don't mind if it's on in the background if you're hanging out with some friends.  It's not really something you would sit down and watch more than once though.

Nothing stands out as totally new or original and the movie falls back on sexual and gross-out jokes to play filler for the lack of actual heart in the movie.  Which is fine.  Some movies are more just a popcorn flick and don't try to be anything else.

Here's a little interview with Aubrey Plaza's describing her self-pleasurable scene:

And just a pic or two of Miss Plaza for your viewing pleasure...those eyes are legit.

For my rating, I'm just going to go off of the TV shows that I like everybody who pops up in the flick from.

1 point for Aubrey Plaza for Parks & Recreation
1.5 point for Scott Porter and Connie Britton for Friday Night Lights...also, every time I mention Mrs. Coach, I need to add this gif.

1 point for Donald Glover for Community
1 point for Andy Samberg and Bill Hader for Laser Cats

Now add 'em all up, and we have our final rating.

Rating: 4.5/10