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Loosely inspired by the real-life adventures of first-time writer/director Maggie Carey, “The To Do List” is a heartfelt comedy about close friends and a special summer project. Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) 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 (Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Donald Glover, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Johnny Simmons), older sister (Rachel Bilson) and burnt-out boss (Bill Hader) 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.
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Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To The To Do List, 2 Guns, And Smurfs 2 Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To The To Do List, 2 Guns, And Smurfs 2

Looking to The To Do List, 2 Guns, and Smurfs 2, for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of summer-set coming-of-age comedies, unconventional cop dramas, and cartoons filled with ‘80s appeal.

Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To The To Do List, 2 Guns, And Smurfs 2

Aubrey Plaza Gets R-Rated And Raunchy In New To Do List Red Band Trailer Aubrey Plaza Gets R-Rated And Raunchy In New To Do List Red Band Trailer

One element that gives this project an interesting spin is that the story is set in the 90s, rather than in the present day. Ideally it could turn out to be something like Dazed and Confused or American Graffitti and really capture the spirit of the decade, but watching this trailer it's kind of hard to tell if it will trying that hard. Then again, if it wants to just focus on crude humor that's more than fine too - provided it's actually funny.

Aubrey Plaza Gets R-Rated And Raunchy In New To Do List Red Band Trailer

Aubrey Plaza Gets Suggestive In The To Do List Clip Aubrey Plaza Gets Suggestive In The To Do List Clip

In between the jarring quick cuts you can also get a sense of the killer cast backing Plaza up, from up-and-coming comedians (Donald Glover, Adam Pally, Christopher Mintz-Plasse) to established ones (Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Alia Shawkat) to familiar faces who just seem to be on board for the fun of it (Clark Gregg, Connie Britton, Rachel Bilson).

Aubrey Plaza Gets Suggestive In The To Do List Clip

Aubrey Plaza Gets Busy In Red Band First Look At The To Do List Aubrey Plaza Gets Busy In Red Band First Look At The To Do List

This has been a big year for Aubrey Plaza. In addition to being a part of another amazing season of Parks and Recreation as the ridiculously sardonic and sarcastic April Ludgate, she starred alongside Mark Duplass in the critically-loved indie Safety Not Guaranteed; wrapped production on both Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and Fredrik Bond's The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman...

Aubrey Plaza Gets Busy In Red Band First Look At The To Do List

Clark Gregg And Rachel Bilson Join The To Do List, Formally Known As The Hand Job Clark Gregg And Rachel Bilson Join The To Do List, Formally Known As The Hand Job

There are some projects that go into pre-production with titles that you just know you'll never see on a poster at the local cinema. From A Couple of Dicks (changed to Cop Out) to Fuckbuddies (changed to No Strings Attached), there's a certain point where the studio or the MPAA steps in to wag their fingers and shake their heads.

Clark Gregg And Rachel Bilson Join The To Do List, Formally Known As The Hand Job

The Mystery Team And More Round Out The Amazing Hand Job Cast The Mystery Team And More Round Out The Amazing Hand Job Cast

When Carey held a staged reading of the script back in October, with Plaza already in the lead, it was unclear if the movie would ever receive financing or see the light of day. Happily that reading seems to have done exactly what they were hoping for, with money in place and a cast rapidly assembling

The Mystery Team And More Round Out The Amazing Hand Job Cast

Donald Glover And Andy Samberg Part Of Aubrey Plaza's Hand Job Donald Glover And Andy Samberg Part Of Aubrey Plaza's Hand Job

Hollywood may be shying away from R-rated dramas and action movies, but for some reason this formula of censorship and profit based on fear hasn’t yet been applied to comedies. R-rated comedies are still just as in vogue as they were back when Judd Apatow was still directing good ones.

Donald Glover And Andy Samberg Part Of Aubrey Plaza's Hand Job

Aubrey Plaza Will Star In The Hand Job, If Anyone Will Make The Movie Aubrey Plaza Will Star In The Hand Job, If Anyone Will Make The Movie

Getting movies made these days is hard no matter how many celebrities you know, and honestly, the concept behind Hand Job sounds to promising I don't even want to get my hopes up

Aubrey Plaza Will Star In The Hand Job, If Anyone Will Make The Movie

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