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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice Alan Scherstuhl

    Like first sex, writer-director Maggie Carey's debut feature, The To Do List, is quick and messy, fitfully pleasurable, full of promise but not quite adept at getting everyone off.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Like the fumbling around of first-time sex, The To Do List has its enjoyable moments but doesn't exactly feel like a peak experience.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Scott Foundas

    This rare femme-centric addition to the loss-of-virginity canon (dominated by the likes of “Porky’s,” “Risky Business” and “American Pie”) hits its fair share of outrageously funny highs amid lots of so-so filler, but stays buoyant and likable throughout thanks to the winning presence of “Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza in the lead.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The movie is pleasingly vulgar and, although there's no nudity, the whole thing is about sex.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Justin Lowe

    Making a convincingly assured feature debut, TV and web series writer-director Carey's script nails the raunchy-sweet tone required to bring off this R-rated teen-centered comedy with remarkable charm and relatability, mining a rich vein of girl-centered sexual curiosity and experimentation "loosely inspired" by personal experience.

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Funny by zakens1998997
It's not a movie to watch many times but first time when I saw it, I loved it a lot. Aubrey Plaza in Brandy's character was amazing. I couldn't pick better actress. I loved humor in this movie a lot. It's very understandable and simple for everyone. I know, that this is rated R movie but I think that teens from age 16 or so could watch it, too. But if you can't handle that much sexual content then better don't watch it. Most of adults maybe won't understand that humour and say that movie isn't good so I think that it's more movie for teenagers and young people. I think you should watch it! ;)


by mariaqukkiz
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