Film: The To Do List

Brandy Klark just graduated from high school and plans to spend her summer working at the pool in order to save up for a computer for college. However, at a party she sees the hunky Rusty Waters, and resolves to lose her virginity to him by the end of the summer. But to do that, after a conversation with her more...experienced older sister, she decides to spend the summer getting ready by getting experience doing all of the things that lead up to sex.


  • Adorkable: Aubrey Plaza as Brandy Klark
  • Career Versus Man: Brandy points out Amber doesn't have to marry Chip just so she can stay home and be pampered.
  • Cock Fight: Rusty and Cameron have one, with Cam suckerpunching him and them in a headlock. Amber breaks it up.
  • Coitus Uninterruptus: Willy and Amber keep going at it after Judge Klark walks in on them and is screaming at him to get out.
  • Easily Forgiven: Brandy gets Fiona and Wendy back by singing "The Wind Beneath My Wings" to them
  • Favors for the Sexy: Amber points out that her wonderbra is the reason why she doesn't have to work.
  • Foreshadowing: Brandy's dad says that the back door is the door they don't do. Guess what finally gives Brandy an orgasm?
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Brandy is the virginal, nerdy, Deadpan Snarker in contrast to her air-headed and golddigging sister, Amber, who Really Gets Around.
  • Hollywood Nerd: The beautiful and extremely fit Aubrey Plaza is the shunned valedictorian of her high school. Justified in two ways - the actress is known for playing intelligent outcasts and the character is known to be unpleasant to be around.
  • Hypocrite: Willy telling Brandy she's being totally irresponsible after he catches her giving a guy a blowjob in the showers...and then immediately taking a hit off a joint.
  • Informed Attribute: When Brandy tries to apply sunscreen and finds mayo (as part of hazing ritual), she yells "I'm not that pale!". Aubrey Plaza is naturally tanned.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Brandy's dad walks in on her and Cameron having sex in the ending.
  • Jerk Ass: Willy, Brandy's boss at the pool, who occasionally slips into being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, but not often.
  • Just Friends: Cameron towards Brandy. They do it in the end however.
  • Loose Lips: Brandy has these, even blurting out that she got drunk at a party and threw up to her parents.
  • Loud Gulp: Brandy's reaction when her sister tells her what college is really like.
  • Make-Out Point: Beaver Creek is often mentioned as the place for people to lose their virginity.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Rusty Waters, the guy Brandy wants to lose her virginity to, spends much of his time shirtless.
  • Nature Abhors a Virgin: More along the lines of college abhors a virgin, the primary plot is Brandy losing her virginity to prepare for going off to school.
  • Nice Guy: Cameron
  • Pettanko: Brandy. When the bikini top falls off, Willy and the kids mock her for being the "President of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee".
  • Sex as Rite-of-Passage: More as college prep.
  • Sisters Before Misters: Wendy and Fiona get pissed off when they find out Brandy had sex with Wendy's ex boyfriend.
    • Duffy, Cameron's friend, decides to dry hump Brandy. This was after Cameron was distraught about Brandy having a "scam list".
  • Open-Minded Parent: In contrast to her father, Brandy's mother is much more open when it comes to talking about sex, even telling her daughters to use lube. Justified in that she seems to be a nurse.
  • Overprotective Dad: Justified, given Brandy's sister's behavior.
  • That Nostalgia Show: Set in 1993 for no apparent reason. In addition to a handful of anachronisms, also includes some forced dialogue to remind us (no one would specify having Beaches "on VHS" like that, it's pretty doubtful Amber would insist on catching Home Improvement, etc.).
  • Really Gets Around: Amber, Brandy's sister. Their father blames it on her mother giving her The Talk.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Andy Samberg's rock musician. It really annoys Brandy when he does it while she's trying to blow him
  • Running Gag: Brandy mentioning that her dad is a judge.
  • Speed Sex: Turns out Rusty doesn't last long in the sack.
  • Those Two Guys: Brandy's best friends, Fiona and Wendy. Cameron and Duffy are also count, as do the two kids who are always hanging around the pool
  • Twenty Minutes into the Past: The film is set in 1993. While this is partly for nostalgia, being set in the pre-internet era makes it much more plausible for someone to be both as book smart as Brandy to also be so clueless about sex.
  • Valley Girl: Amber is a post-high school and Rocky Mountain version of this trope.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cameron gets heartbroken when he learns of Brandy's "scam list" and thought that their relationship was sealed with an "I love you" after they had handjobs.
    • Amber finds out that Chippy cheated on her with strippers and wants to call off the wedding (he won't call or pick up). Amber and Willy then make out.