The To Do List Synopsis
A studious teenager (Aubrey Plaza) wants to lose her virginity before entering college in the fall.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

62
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
88

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.
Full Review
80

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...
Full Review
75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Does Carey go too far? Duh. But why gripe when you can't stop laughing?
Full Review
75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The To Do List is a funny movie, but only if you’re not easily offended.
Full Review
75

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...
Full Review
75

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...
Full Review
75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The movie is pleasingly vulgar and, although there's no nudity, the whole thing is about sex.
Full Review
70

Variety

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”)...
Full Review
63

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.
Full Review
60

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...
Full Review

Don't go see this with your family!

By jaimelamew
This movie was very very sexual and made me feel awkward the entire time. Sex can be funny but I think this particular movie was little over board. It had a couple funny parts but it wasn't worth the...

Not very good

By jonmcmahan
I went to this movie because I liked the idea of a 90s comedy, but this one was terrible. Dumb and very unrealistic characters. I realize its a comedy but at least make some of the characters...

Wild High School Graduates on a Sex Mission

By pedsarq
Three young women who just graduated from HS set out to experience more sexual adventures than they had their entire time in HS. One of them has a To-Do list that gets out and most of the boys...

pretty good

By eaconnor
Very funny cast, though the plot is a little generic and predictable. Also worth it if you grew up in the 90s , lots of awesome references....

Devoid of Entertainment Value

By xxlamb
Vulgarity passing for humor; one-dimensional characters; lengthy scenes where the audience is left waiting for punchlines that never come; a mean streak and lack of empathy running through the movie;...

Very funny. Better than expected.

By jdevenuta
Everyone pulled their weight in this movie. I expect a lot of great one-liners and memes to come out of this movie. "R" rating is deserved. Go see it!...

The girl version of American Pie

By LovesMovies1234
Every absurd scenario that every teenager has read about, heard about or encountered themselves. The humor is crude but it fits the storyline (the movie isn't meant to be an award winner). I liked...

Hysterical

By leemackey
LOVED this movie! Laughed my head off. It's a bit raunchier, so if you're offended by that kind of humor, don't go. Butif you can handle some blue humor and want a laugh, go see it!...

Funny and Funny. Superbad with chicks kinda.

By starjowns
Laughed a lot actually, there's a lot of jokes and good run time that will make it good for repeated viewings. I saw it with some drunk girls behind me and made it better hearing their laughter...

Hilaaaaaaarious! Must Go!!!

By withoutreason12
If you are a woman and you were born in the late seventies / eighties / or a nineties girl you will definitely be laughing till it hurts....

More Info

Rated R | For Pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic dialogue, drug and alcohol use, and language - all involving teens.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Hilarious, but teen sex comedy has lots of raunch, drinking.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF