Though Aubrey Plaza is definitely the star of Maggie Carey’s directorial debut The To Do List, Bill Hader – AKA Carey’s other half – is the MVP of this new red band trailer. Expect bad language and bad behaviour throughout, but also a lot of laughs.
The To Do List focuses on Brandy (Plaza), who has gone through high school as a good student who focused on causes and grades over partying and boys.
Yet as college looms after the summer, she realises, largely thanks to older sister Amber (Rachel Bilson) that she’s singularly unprepared for the wilder life of grown-up education. So she decides to tick off as many sexual acts as she can in one summer. There’s just one small problem: she has no idea about any of it.
Plaza’s playing a more straight-ahead character than her usual scathing cynics here, but it’s Hader (and Bilson) who get to steal scenes, especially their energetic sex fest that is suddenly interrupted by Amber and Brandy’s father, Judge Clark (the ever-reliable Clark Gregg).
Boasting a funny ensemble that also includes Alia Shawkat, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton and Donald Glover, The To Do List arrives in the US on July 26 and hits here on October 4.