Friday, July 26, 2013

The To Do List

Who doesn't love a good coming-of-age sex comedy?  I know I do.  (Is that creepy to admit?  Probably.)  But this one's refreshingly different than those we all grew up watching because this time it's a girl who's trying to learn the ways of love.  And by that I mean she's created a To Do List, with every sexual act you can think of, all of which she wants to check off before she begins college.  In short, this ain't your grandmomma's bucket list.  It's a hell of a lot racier, funny, and just plain enjoyable thanks to a great cast including 'Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, 'Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat, Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader, Connie Britton, and Clark Gregg.  OK so you have to suspend your disbelief to accept 29 year old Plaza and 24 year old Shawkat as high schoolers and 34 year old Scott Porter as the hunky college student they crush on.  (And on a somewhat related note, I am being considered to play Prince William and Kate's royal baby in an upcoming film.  Fingers crossed!)  But if you can get past that glaringly obvious inconsistency, and you're not a prude, this is a really fun watch and one of my favorite comedies of the year so far.  Go see it with a date (but definitely not with your parents or kids!)

Grade: A-

1 comment:

  1. Brian Flieder as Prince George: The Royal Toddler.

    I can see it happening...