Despite its raunchy nature, The To Do List is a comedy that critics are recommending.
Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza stars as Brandy Klark, a high school valedictorian and a virgin. The teen wants to change the latter before she starts college. With the help of her more experienced best friends, played by Alia Shawkat and Sarah Steele, Brandy writes a long list of all the sexual things she wants to experience before first semester.
Brandy is a character that critics find genuinely amusing.
"The To Do List is a summer-adventure comedy, and its tone is fairly synthetic, yet it gets major props for giving us the first movie heroine who is clueless and easy in such a hardcore way," CNN wrote in its Friday.
CNN also points out that the movie shows originality when it comes to the way women and men view sex.
"It captures how even when sex gets this purposeful, it's in a different way for girls than for boys," CNN wrote.
Others are also relishing in the fact that the movie portrays females in an unusual way.
"It's a refreshing change to see a female in a movie using men for sport, and have the guys be the ones who are standing on the sidelines, hurt and shocked," wrote IGN in its Thursday review. "But even more refreshing is the fact that Brandy, though a little emotionless at times, is a representation of an actual female."
While the movie offers some usual cliches, its main character is fun to watch, according to ScreenRant.
The "coming of age tale isn't a must see, but with a strong lead and some honest insight, filmgoers who are intrigued by the premise or the assembled cast have good reason to put the movie on their own To Do List," the publication wrote in its Friday review.
The Rated R film, written and directed by Maggie Carey, is in theaters now.