In many ways, a movie ahead of its time, perfectly encapsulating today's more generalized feelings about sex and feminism. Plaza leads an incredibly diverse and talented ensemble that often shines through Carey's solid handling of her quirky premise. The To Do List doesn't always soar, but it's often entertaining and informative enough to leave a lingering impression.
I wasn't expecting anything great about this movie and to be honest, it's not even good. I think the main problem is the unbalanced writing. For example, compare the perfectly written scene at the movie theater with Brandy and Cameron with all the crappy scenes involving the dad. Nevertheless, for some reason I've always adored Aubrey Plaza and in my opinion she elevated the material and made it entertaining somehow.
(why there's a pic of the sister's main character?) I really enjoyed this movie. Probably 'cause I'm a teenager and it was just all so relatable, unfortunately. The thing that really pissed me off is the fact that Aubrey Plaza was 29 years old when she did this movie. HIRE TEENAGERS TO PLAY TEENAGERS!!!
I think this movie tries so hard to make it's mark...hoping...hoping it would be a classic but nope, there are already too many movie like this. Quite entertaining but the main character is just really annoying. I don't know about you guys. I like Daria and at times Janine Garofalo and the like but Aubrey Plaza...I just can't stand her! I only watched this for Bill Hader, even he turned out to be quite annoying.
For a movie selling itself on the premise of a teen virgin engaging in various lewd sexual acts this is one tame kitten. If one considers the list she puts together the viewer is only served the most plain practices so the average Joe and Jill won't be offended. Had the director had some guts and backbone this movie could have been very raunchy and hilarious beast indeed.