How to Be Single

109 mins
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Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) lead this New York-set not-quite-rom-com about two pals trying... More

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How to Be Single | Ratings & Reviews

"Amid generic rom-com fare - which, for the record, I’m not necessarily opposed to - lies the odd interesting angle. The Five-Year Engagement was pitched as a comedy about the journey between proposal and wedding (and coincidentally featured How to Be Single’s Dakota Johnson and Alison Brie billed 12th and 4th in the cast respectively); David Wain’s They Came Together sent up the genre hilariously; and Trainwreck saw Amy Schumer offer a more relevant, if hardly unconventional, rom-com. On paper, and as the title declares, How to be Single sets out to do something different, too, but unfortunately falls victim to the same formulaic clichés you’d think it would avoid."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"Never transcends its most sitcom-y instincts."


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

Time OutTime Out

"Feels reverse-engineered to justify its ending, which while admittedly gratifying, can’t accurately be described as happy. For that, it would have to be worth the contrivances, cliches and tedium that have gone before."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Silly and fun until it wears out its welcome."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Though Wilson is always reason enough to see a movie, she’s stuck here in a fluffball that plays like warmed-over subplots from "Sex and the City.""

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Much like its characters' romantic lives, How to Be Single is more enjoyable when it's being casual."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A lot like its Jager-bombing, romance-seeking protagonists: Cute and goofy and kind of a mess."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

How to Be Single | Details

M, Crude sexual humour and coarse language
Comedy, Romance
Country of origin

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