How to Be Single

How to Be Single

Christian Ditter (2016)

105min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Colourful and near-aggressively peppy, director Christian Ditter's sixth feature offers a crash course in the dating game and learning to love yourself. It introduces us to a newly single paralegal (Dakota Johnson), her party-girl friend (Rebel Wilson), her obstetrician sister (Leslie Mann) and - somewhat on the outskirts of the story - a neurotic personal dating strategist (Alison Brie). It's montage-heavy and full of contradictions, yet the film's energy is undeniable and if the lessons are trite then the positivity and occasional narrative curveballs are at least appealing. Discounting Jake Lacy's endearingly puppyish receptionist, the male characters are bland although the leading ladies are wonderful, with Wilson and Mann nailing the comedy and Johnson bringing sincerity to a plethora of contrived situations. Not quite as modern as it purports to be and too eager to please everyone, How to Be Single won't teach you much but it certainly knows how to have a good time.

Summary

A woman who has rarely been without a boyfriend moves to New York following a break-up with her boyfriend. She makes a fun-loving new friend, who introduces her to the city's nightlife and teaches her to enjoy the advantages of being single. Comedy, starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann.

Cast & Crew

Alice Dakota Johnson
Robin Rebel Wilson
Meg Leslie Mann
Josh Nicholas Braun
Lucy Alison Brie
George Jason Mantzoukas
David Damon Wayans Jr
Ken Jake Lacy
Tom Anders Holm
Director Christian Ditter
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 19 Feb 2016
Comedy