How To Be Single

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How to Be Single boasts the rough outline of a feminist rom-com, but too willingly indulges in the genre conventions it wants to subvert.



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A young woman searches for love in New York City in this romantic comedy based on the novel by Liz Tuccillo, and produced by Drew Barrymore. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Mickey Gooch
as Robin's Date
Mickey Gooch Jr.
as Robin's Date
Sarah Ramos
as Michelle
Vanessa Rubio
as David's Wife
Brent Morin
as Lucy's Date
Kay Cannon
as Woman Giving Birth
Patrick Boll
as Josh's Dad
Anna Eilinsfeld
as Bachelorette Brittany
Charlotte Kirk
as Bachelorette Tiffany
Kevin Yamada
as Alice's Boss
Richie Moriarty
as Co-Worker Stan
Paul Laudiero
as Co-Worker Law Office
Ali Marsh
as Real Estate Broker
Patrick J. Clark
as Cute Guy In Café
Patrick Clark
as Cute Guy In Café
Diana Oh
as Sign In Lady
Ella June Conroy
as Little Girl
Kate Fahrner
as Postpartum Patient
Sipiwe Moyo
as Baby Store Customer
Genevieve Adams
as Cashier - Baby Store
Julia Mattison
as Makeup Sales Lady
Caroline Lowe
as Girl Next Door
Murf Meyer
as Guy in Underwear
Dana Fox
as Pregnant Bridget
Dewitt Fleming Jr.
as Roof Party Guest
Chloe Fontain
as Law Party Guest
Tony Cheng
as Banker
Roy Koshy
as Banker
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Too much Rebel Wilson (who is neither funny or convincing) and a child free character who turns full baby crazed within 10 minutes kill this one. Otherwise could have been a decent chick flick.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

A kind of clever and poignant film about relationships, How to Be Single is an entertaining rom-com. After Alice breaks up with her long-time boyfriend she befriends a co-worker who helps her navigate the single scene in New York City; meanwhile, her sister faces her own relationship issues when a casual hook up turns into something more. Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, and Leslie Mann, the casting is pretty good (through Wilson is rather annoying; playing her typical load mouth character). And, the film has some interesting things to say about dating, and the societal expectations that come with it. However, it can be a bit clichéd at times and the jokes are hit and miss. How to Be Single has some problems, but there's a sincerity to it and it deliver a lot of laughs.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer


Dakota Johnson's flat everygirl quality is actually quite perfect for Alice, a twenty-something trying to find herself in the aftermath of a codependent relationship. There is the requisite misguided ex-sex and no-strings-attached friend-sex of a standard romcom, but there's also genuine friendship between the age-diverse women and a good balance of raunchy girl-bonding comedy (courtesy of reliable hot mess Rebel Wilson) and complex emotion from the parade of interesting new suitors. The ending also delivers well on the premise of the title - no more, no less.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

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How to be Single. When I first when into the cinema I was very skeptical, I don't dig chick flicks and I wouldn't classify this as a chick flick although it does capture the female experience of being single. I had mixed feelings about the movie, I felt as if the plot was very unfocused and the character development was awful on some of the characters. You don't actually grow to care to about any of them, I got a 'Crazy Stupid Love" vibe but the characters weren't handled as well. There were too many characters and there wasn't really a lead character to follow. It's just different characters in their own little world. Let's get it this out of the way, I hate Rebel Wilson, I think the whole 'Fat Amy' and making fun of herself is not funny, she plays the same person in every movie, I think she has potential but it is clearly not visible in this movie. She has no development in the movie. Besides those flaws, I actually laughed a few times and I was thoroughly enjoying myself at most times. Leslie Mann and Dakota Johnson were the best in there roles in my opinion. Overall, this movie wasn't a bad time. Go see it if there are no Deadpool showings and if you got the extra money! As a comedy it made me laugh and for that it gets a 6.5/10.


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