New York Post

By Sara Stewart
I’d like to see a sequel about her freshman year at college, please. There were still a few items on that list left unchecked.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By 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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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Does Carey go too far? Duh. But why gripe when you can't stop laughing?
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The To Do List is a funny movie, but only if you’re not easily offended.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In its exuberantly smutty way, The To Do List is a revolutionary development: a teen sex comedy where the girls get to play nasty and the boys stand around looking vaguely terrified.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The To Do List is sex-obsessed, to be sure, but it's a chick flick, too. And in what it says about women (or girls) and men (or boys) and what they want, maybe it's a movie for us all.
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By James Berardinelli
The movie is pleasingly vulgar and, although there's no nudity, the whole thing is about sex.
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By 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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USA Today

By 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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Village Voice

By 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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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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