How To Be Single

Finally, a romantic comedy that provides something different! How To Be Single certainly has its flaws, but at least it does not fall into too many cliché traps like other films of its genre. The film follows several characters as they navigate life in New York while dating, breaking up, having one-night stands, partying and having babies. Rebel Wilson is hilarious as the woman refusing to settle down, Dakota Johnson is an endearing protagonist trying to figure out what she wants, Leslie Mann has fun with her role as the career-driven big sister and Alison Brie is quirky as someone desperate to find “the one” via online dating. The men, played by Damon Wayans Jr, Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun and Jake Lacy, are also given fuller personalities. Interestingly, the film does not follow typical Hollywood rules of tying all the stories up and suggesting everyone lives happily ever after. Some people ended up in relationships, but others were HAPPILY SINGLE. It is refreshing to see a romantic comedy provide such a positive message that being alone can be just as fulfilling as being in a relationship.


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