The To Do List is an indie American Pie, the twist being the ones doing the gross out are girls.
Aubrey Plaza Parks & Recreation plays the A Grade high school graduate who decides to lose the big V before college in this off beat, wry take on the genre.
But how does it compare to the big hitters?
1 | Toilet Humour
It’s not quite the gag-you’ll-gag-on of Bridesmaids communal toilet scene but when Brandy starts a summer job at the local pool she gets more than she bargained for in the deep end. S(p)oiler alert: it’s what she does with it that’s the gross bit. Remember when Stifler in American Pie Wedding passed dog poop off as chocolate truffle? Yup, that kind of gross.
2 | Sex Aids
Brandy uses an infatuated schoolmate to help tick off her checklist of tamer sexual shenanigans before she tries to lose her virginity. A date to the movies turns randy, but not before Brandy finds a new use for popcorn butter. Put it this way, that film they’re watching glides by in a scene that’ll bring back memories of Cameron Diaz’s hair don’t in There’s Something About Mary.
3 | Spew Scene
There is a vomit scene in The To Do List but it’s a tame spew in the loo compared with the big daddy of regurgitation reels, Mr. Creosote in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. Most gross out comedies included projectile puking since but none were quite as copiously, comprehensively gross as Terry Jones’s fat bloke who can’t stop boking.
4 | Bad Sex
Brandy has a particularly bad sex encounter with another pervy student [played, scene stealing convincingly by Christopher Mintz-Plasse] but their grunt and groan session has nothing on the Team America: World Police sexathon. OK, they were plastic puppets but it was still pretty eugh.
5 | Miscellaneous
Maybe we haven’t seen enough of the gross out genre but there’s a scene in The To Do List which involves Brandy, a stoner rock dude, sex in the shower and a recent hair dye job gone wrong which we’d not seen depicted on the big screen before. Put it this way, it’ll make you wonder if Just for Men is a good move.
The To Do List is in cinemas now