New ‘The To-Do List’ Red-Band Trailer: A Different Sort of Homework

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Brandy Clark has spent all of high school meeting every challenge and then exceeding it – only to find herself jeered offstage while accepting her valedictorian’s honors.

Unnerved by the idea that she’ll enter college improperly prepared, Brandy makes a list of sexually charged shenanigans she intends to engage in before the summer’s up. As it turns out, accomplishing everything on The To-Do List may end up being the toughest thing Brandy has ever done.

Written and directed by Funny or Die veteran Maggie Carey, The To-Do List stars Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), and Scott Porter (The Good Wife). The movie also features a bevy of cameos by comedy fixtures such as Donald Glover (Community), Bill Hader (Turbo), Andy Samberg (Hotel Transylvania), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass 2).

The To Do List Aubrey Plaza New The To Do List Red Band Trailer: A Different Sort of Homework

The second red-band trailer for The To-Do List takes a rather more traditional format than the first, showing off the film’s plot and raunchy comedic style. There’s no denying that much of the film feels rather familiar, mining the same vein of sex comedy as American Pie. That said, the female-centric perspective definitely lends a fresh air to the proceedings.

Given the first trailer‘s emphasis on the film’s release date, it’s curious that The To-Do List has been moved from its original Valentine’s Day release to late July. This doesn’t necessarily reflect poorly on The To-Do List‘s quality – rather, it may indicate that the film’s content may have convinced executives that it wasn’t a fit for a release date saved for more traditionally romantic offerings. We have a month to find out whether the move was weighted in The To-Do List‘s favor.


The To-Do List will open in theaters on July 26th, 2013.

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  1. Is this what passes for comedy these days? Seriously?

    • this looks worse then Sandra Bullock’s heat

      • Phrasing!

    • I find it sad that a woman wrote and directed this.

  2. They are doing 90′s retro Porky’s/American Pie comedies now huh? That’s nice….

  3. The premise could be kinda funny but the trailer didn’t really make me chuckle at anything, apart from Donald Glover’s dance aha. Might just watch this for him, Clark Gregg and Rachel Bilson though.

    • Needs more Donald Glover

      • +1

  4. Sometimes a 28 year can pass as a “just graduated gal” but she is not one of them. Isn’t a bad thing, but she looks… 28.

    Also, she is awesome, and it makes me sad to see her reduced to such a horrible, cliched sex romp.

  5. Well, at least Bill Hader was funny

  6. Hader was funny, the rest were awful. This looks really bad. And Aubrey Plaza looks like she is in her mid 30s , definitely not a high schooler – if Tammy Taylor is playing her mom, most kids would find the mom much hotter. Aubrey is just too ugly, not even Hollywood ugly

  7. I’ll probably check it out just for Aubrey….

  8. Shout out to Boise, ID scene! Where was this filmed???

  9. Errrrrr…
    Ok so I’ll start with the positives.
    1. Great cast
    2. Setting the film in 93. We’ve seen tons of high school flicks set in the 80′s & 70′s and the 90′s are just as ripe for parody.
    Ok now the negatives…
    1-25. Flat jokes.
    25-50. Everything else.

  10. Saw this at a audience screening 2 months ago, here in LA. Horrible movie. Hopefully they edited the movie better. The movie felt so long and some scenes were just unnecessary. I didn’t laugh but I smiled at some stuff. The only thing I really liked about it, was how they made the movie retro by making it set in the 80s. The opening credit sequence ( with actor’s names) made me feel as if I was going to have the time of my life watching this movie. Epic Fail when I actually saw the whole movie. Bill Hader was ok. Unnecessary character. I don’t want to spoil it.
    Its raunchy in a poorly executed way. Hopefully other people end up enjoying it cuz it was a let down for me :(

    • * Excuse me. I meant early 90s

  11. looks pretty funny to me. i dont get all the hate. it hasnt even come out yet.

  12. Seriously.. What a sh*t movie. Bullied because she hasn’t got laid. Now her to do list is to lose her virginity, WTF…