Finally, a Valentine’s Day movie I’d go see! The To Do List marks a departure from the typical Valentine’s Day fare that usually is too sappy or just mundane. Instead, it looks like we get a movie featuring some good honest comedic talent. The story follows Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza), a Type-A, overachiever who comes up with a “to-do list” featuring all the risque extra-curricular activities she missed out on in high school and wants to complete before college.
I really like Aubrey Plaza. She’s cute, she’s hilarious, she’s snarky. She was really good in Safety Not Guaranteed (which if you have not seen that yet, I highly recommend doing so) and plays my favorite character on NBC’s Parks & Recreation. Plaza is surrounded by a pretty great supporting cast of Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Donald Glover (Community), Bill Hader (Paul), Clark Gregg (The Avengers), Rachel Bilson (Jumper), Johnny Simmons (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Andy Samberg (Celeste & Jesse Forever). Given the premise and that I’m a big fan of both Aubrey Plaza and Donald Glover, this is an easy choice for me come February 14th.
Below is the Red-Band trailer for the film. Probably NSFW, just FYI.