How To Be Single Movie Review

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Recommended Audience: Fans of Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, Alison Brie, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas, Leslie Mann, Christian Ditter and romantic comedy movie fans


How To Be Single Movie Synopsis

There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then… there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. HTBS Dakota JohnsonAnd somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.

How To Be Single Viewer Rating: 4.5/5 ****

How To Be Single Movie Review:

Different people is going to view this movie differently. If you are married, you are most probably going to view this differently from someone who is attached or single. Same for people of different age-group. So here’s my take as a Miss Single 🙂 Before catching this film, I was prepared to give the film a 3/5 for the slapstick /rom-com without much thoughts. 
How To Be Single Dakota Johnson4 ladies, 4 different personalities with 4 different outlook to love and life. Robin (Rebel Wilson) is party girl who doesn’t see the need to be attached. Alice (Dakota Johnson) is the lady who has never been out of a relationship and wonder how it is like to be single. Alice’s sister, Meg (Leslie Mann) is the successful woman, once hurt by love and drown herself with work until she find herself yearning for a child. Lucy (Alison Brie) is the one looking for Mr Right through dating site (Too bad, no Tinder mentioned!) in hope to find one who wants to settle down.  The cast is superb, their charm glimmers and you could literally start naming friends who resembles them.

I’ve read reviews which slammed the film saying how “typical” these ladies (and their lives) were. Yet I could totally relate to them myself and see how each of them represent a part of me at different stage of my life (except Robin I guess, my drink number is like 1.5 can of beer)


htbsWith so many characters in the film, it is easy for one to outshine the others. But here, each of them have their own charm and memorable story which the audience could relate to. It is difficult not to like them – Alice, earnestly gawky yet refreshing; Meg – slightly bitter, skeptical of love, secretly yearning for one yet refused to admit it by spending all her time at work; Lucy was so positive and enthusiastically searching for the right guy and Robin – the party girl who can just heck care and do what she want.

Anders Holm How To Be SingleOf course, this film is not perfect. People who can’t relate to any of the characters might find that there are too many subplots scattered. Besides the different relationships the characters were in, the different theories about love and men made me feel like watching a compilation of a few short video clips instead of a proper movie. With all the lovey- dovey relationship scenes have been censored and fast-forwarded to the “so I’m single again” moments, the film stick closely to its title: How to Be Single.

Dakota Johnson, Nicholas BraunThe film provided plenty of insights and made me question the decisions I’ve made in the past. Was I like that? Was it why similar things happened to me? As I watch how the lives and relationships of these characters overlap, I wonder if male audience would be able to relate the same way as I did (Pray tell me by commenting below). 

I will highly recommend singles peeps to watch this film, as it talks not just about commitments, exes, regrets, friendships and love, it will question you about self-love, and of course, make you laugh with the hilarious and crazy antics.


Do You Know?

Rebel Wilson HTBS
When filming Rebel Wilson’s clubbing scenes, the director requested Rebel to pick a few guys from the 300 extras she was dancing with for the kissing scene. So amongst the few she picked, one of the African American guy came up to her after the shoot and told her that she made his life by picking him out of the rest of the guys.

nicholas-braun-dakota-johnsonThis is Dakota Johnson and Nicholas Brauns’ second movie together. They were co-starred in Date and Switch.

lily-collinsLily Collins was cast as the lead in the role of Alice but dropped out and was replaced by Dakota Johnson.

Behind The Scenes and Interviews

Check out How To Be Single Official Website and Facebook Page!
How To Be Single is out in cinemas on 18 February 2016.

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On February 17, 2016

19 Responses to How To Be Single Movie Review

  1. Sunshine Kelly says:

    I think this is a super cool movie to watch with my girlfriends. I am sure we will have a good laugh in the cinema.

  2. I Love Paars by: Lee says:

    I totally have to watch this bec i love rebel’s humor. This is a hilarious movie for sure

  3. Amanda Love says:

    I got invited to the screener for this but wasn’t able to go. I think I’ll have to make it to the movies to watch it. Sounds and looks like a fun movie.

  4. Fred says:

    Wow you rated it so high! I did not watch this one at all as it did not interest me. But now you got me curious. And Rebel Wilson looks like she is Fat Amy again here. Hehe.

  5. Franc Ramon says:

    I guess this would really be a good watch and relatable for single people. I saw the teasers and it does look really a funny movie.

  6. Lisa Chow says:

    So waiting for this movie to be released in KL! Thanks for sharing about it babe 😀
    Super hyped up over it right now, if you have watched it please do review it!

  7. Elizabeth O. says:

    Awesome! That’s a pretty high rating, probably because as women we can all relate to the ladies they portrayed. I haven’t seen the film but I’ve heard so much about it from friends. Would love to catch it soon!

  8. Bhushavali says:

    True as you say. If you can relate to one of these 4 characters you’ll like the movie…

  9. violetaloredana says:

    I saw the official poster when I went to the cinema last week. It looked like a comedy – though I admit I chose a different one that time. I planned on seeing it though. As you point out, different people will perceive it in a different manner, but, in the end, we all need something to entertain and relax as us.

  10. R U S S says:

    Rebel Wilson is love. I watched this film on Valentine’s Day. Lol. I think Dakota Johnson’s perfect for the role. I do adore her outfits in this movie. People may say it’s typical but I think the makers of the film wanted each of us to relate to these ladies. It was a good movie if you ask me.

  11. Mommy Roxi (@MommyRoxi) says:

    I have been waiting to see this movie but I don’t think my current schedule will allow me to see it before it gets taken out of the cinemas 🙁

  12. BarelyVegan says:

    My brother went to see this movie with his female friend and even he said it was pretty good! Great review, I’m not single, but I still might go check it out!!

  13. rochkirstin says:

    I think this is a fun movie to watch without having to stress out trying to understand complex plots. Many ladies can relate with the story.

  14. Debarpan says:

    would love to watch it out as it seems a funny movie.Thanks for sharing this awesome review.

  15. Girl, Unspotted says:

    The first time I saw the preview, I wasn’t that captivated by it. But it seems like it’s a pretty funny movie. I’ve heard great things so I’ll probably check it out this weekend!

  16. poojakawatra says:

    It is looking lovely and somewhat I can relate it to that desperate housewives series even though not sure how exactly they will relate when I got to watch the movie.

  17. Shubhada says:

    Looks like fun movie! I mostly watch sci-fi but will catch up this soon.

  18. sikat101 says:

    Oh, this was shown in the movie theatre here. I thought that I do not need to watch the movie anymore. I know how to be single. I have been single all my life. hehehe Gotta wait for this to be shown on cable, I guess. -katrina centeno

  19. Pal Raine says:

    I super like Rebel Wilson, she’s a great actress and she’s doing great in every character she role.

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