Aubrey Plaza’s 7 Best and 7 Worst Movie Roles, Ranked


Shortly after his breakthrough performance in “Parks and Recreation,” Aubrey Plaza appeared in a series of quirky comedy films that capitalized on his newfound success as a comedic actor. Some of them were decent enough, but others – like 2013’s “The To Do List” – were a little underwhelming, failing to keep up with their entertaining premises or the talented actors they had at their disposal.

Set in Boise, Idaho in 1993, the film follows Brandy (Plaza), a studious, high-strung gifted graduate who graduates at the top of her high school class. As college approaches, she decides to become more sexually experienced before the start of her freshman year, prompting her to make a list of sex acts to perform during the summer.

With a cast that also includes Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg, Andy Samberg and Donald Glover, there’s no denying that “The To Do List” is packed with talent. Unfortunately, the film’s overall horror was only moderately well received by most critics, with Plaza’s performance considered the best thing about the film. “It’s funny enough, at times, to be commendable on its own merits, though there’s something daunting about its junky looks, indifferent pacing, and sketch-comedy characterization,” said Alan Scherstuhl of the Dallas Observe.


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