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How To Be Single (2016)



Critic Consensus: 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
Diana Oh
as Sign In Lady
Patrick Clark
as Cute Guy In Café
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
Tony Cheng
as Banker
Dewitt Fleming Jr.
as Roof Party Guest
Chloe Fontain
as Law Party Guest
Roy Koshy
as Banker
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Critic Reviews for How To Be Single

All Critics (138) | Top Critics (31)

How to Be Single is over a half hour before it's over.

November 14, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A horrifically bad romantic comedy that serves as a celebration of entitlement, consumerism, and shallow behavior.

February 12, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This concept of single still assumes that a woman must have a man, that a girl's only choice is between one boyfriend or 20.

February 12, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nothing here will blow you away -- think of this one as taking baby steps away from what's formulaic.

February 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

It's chickbait for Valentine's weekend, a fluffball that plays like warmed-over subplots from Sex and the City.

February 12, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

It ... exists in a candy-coated New York where everyone has infinite money, exactly six nonwhite people ever speak and Christmas is always gently covered with pristine, powdery snow.

February 12, 2016 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for How To Be Single


Not perfect, but enjoyable chick flick.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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

Super Reviewer

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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