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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 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | June 5, 2013 |

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.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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