The To-Do List Trailer

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The Film You've Seen Before But With a Better Cast: The To-Do List Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | June 5, 2013 | Comments ()


Quick, ignoring that header picture that contains someone likely to improve your opinion of a movie by her very presence, read this plot description of The To-Do List and record your immediate reaction:

Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a to do list of all the "activities" she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she's way out of her depth, Brandy solicits her best friends, older sister and burnt-out boss for their help and advice. If the group is going to complete the list by September they'll need plenty of imagination and very open minds.

Crap, right? Even allowing for the fact that the movie turns the typical genders on their heads, this sounds like nothing more than an American Pie (or insert a dozen other film titles instead) retread. But then watch the trailer and let the cast just roll over you:

This is one of those movies that if it starred a bunch of twats from the CW, would get an instant dismissal. But with this cast? Was there anyone in that entire trailer that isn't instantly recognizable? One or two here and there to be sure, but overall it's just loaded.

The To-Do List will be released July 26th.

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  • John W

    Looks like the unofficial sequel to Easy A.

  • sean

    Isn't Aubrey like 30?

  • Scootsa1000

    I don't think I can say no to Scott Porter's wig.

  • big dipper

    I think it's written by Bill Hader's wife, who writes a ton of stuff for Funny or Die, so that might help explain the cast (lot's of contacts, etc).

  • Ashley Avenger

    Interesting cast, but this still looks pretty awful.

  • logan

    Why is it set in 1993? Was that the last year we had an 18 year old female virgin?

  • BWeaves

    No, I think that was in the year 0.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I'm so confused.

  • Sara S.

    Okay, I know I'm supposed to be all picky and whatever about the movies I watch, but I'm not. It's one of the side effects of being a teen. This movie looks actually really funny and I'm pretty sure Audrey Plaza could make any movie good. Without her, "Safety Not Guaranteed" probably wouldn't have been the little gem it was. I'm guessing this movie will skew towards a younger crowd, but it looks fun, and sometimes we need to take a break from movies like "Lincoln" and just enjoy a dumb, funny movie.

  • Bedewcrock

    Exactly. I am not ashamed I found Superbad funny.

  • Fredo

    This could lead to an interesting comment diversion: "Recast a movie you hate/dislike/is bad with your dream cast to make you like it."

    For example: instead of Crash having Ryan Philippe and Brendan Fraser and Sandra Bullock and Ludacris and it being all serious MESSAGE movie, imagine Steve Carell, Joel McHale, Melissa McCarthy and Jay Pharaoh in those roles. Turn it into a wacky comedy.

  • The Halle Berry Catwoman starring Kerry Washington in the title role, Lizzy Caplan in the Alex Borstein role, Jesse Williams instead of Benjamin Bratt and Sharon Stone can stick around.

  • Captain D

    What if we went one better and didn't cast anyone and just cancelled Crash altogether?

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Okay... that looks like one of those "Another Teen Movie" kind of thing, except with people that are actually funny... and too old to still be in high school... kind of like Grease...

  • BWeaves

    Actually, that looks terrible and I didn't recognize anyone in it.

  • kbenton

    I recognized everybody... and it still looks pretty bad. Which hurts, because I want to like all those people more.

  • mairimba

    So you haven't watched TV in the past 8 years?

  • BWeaves

    No I haven't. I rent DVD's based on recommendation from Pajibettes. Obviously, I've rented nothing that these people have been in.

  • MauraFoley

    Have they read anything on Pajiba in the past 8 years? Seriously.

  • simplysarah

    I recognized 2 people but it still looks terrible.

  • And then further ignoring the fact that I changed the header picture and neglected to change the first sentence ...

  • Jill

    I don't know. I think at least a few guys would find the presence of a hand/blow job in a movie would improve their opinion of said film. So you might as well keep it.

  • Boston Red

    Especially if Aubrey Plaza is involved.

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