The To Do List

Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza), high school class valedictorian, is an uptight nerd, as are most smarty-pants in the movies. Always organized, she has a checklist of things to accomplish before moving to the dorms to start college… you know, like label her underwear, contact her roommate, etc. But before you can say booze-soaked graduation party, …

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The Way Way Back

Liam James stars (in the Chris Makepeace role) as Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old, who’s dragged along when his well-meaning mom (Toni Collette) and her asshat boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell, in a nicely smarmy turn) decide to spend the summer at Trent’s beach house. Desperate to get away from the adults, Duncan seeks refuge at Water …

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Don’t be misled by the resume of Adventureland‘s writer/director Greg Mottola. He is best known for directing the super-raunch-fest Superbad, the amazingly foul-mouthed comedy that took teen sex comedies to a new level. Adventureland is still about geeky virginal love, but it strips away the sight gags, the crass language, and, truthfully, a lot of …

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