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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. Read critic reviews

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After four years of college, young Alice (Dakota Johnson) decides she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh. Excited and ready for new challenges, the eager grad moves to New York to take a job as a paralegal. Helping her navigate her way through an unfamiliar city is Robin (Rebel Wilson), a fun-loving, wild co-worker who enjoys partying and one-night stands. With Robin as her freewheeling guide, Alice can now learn how to get free drinks, meet men and enjoy the single lifestyle.

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Abby Kohn
Screenwriter
Dana Fox
Screenwriter
Dana Fox
Producer
Marcus Viscidi
Executive Producer
Richard Brener
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Michael Disco
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Dave Neustadter
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Michele Weiss
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Drew Barrymore
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Nancy Juvonen
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Christian Rein
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Tia Nolan
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Fil Eisler
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Steve Saklad
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Chryss Hionis
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Leah Katznelson
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  • Apr 08, 2017
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2016
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 08, 2016
    Much better than I fist imagined and the script is funny and realistic and director DItter captures the single life in the modern era quite well. Dakota Johnson is likeable as the lead heroine and Rebel Wilson is funny but her act wears thin by movie's end. But, I have always questioned the talents of Leslie Mann in the past and found her shrew. But, she gets a good role that shows she has some depth as an actress. The script is slow but the end is satisfying enough. Good rental for the weekend. 06-03-2016
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 02, 2016
    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 S Super Reviewer

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