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Movie Review: “How to be Single” by Christian Ditter



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. And 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” was a bit different from what I had anticipated. My thoughts before watching the movie were that it would be one of those movies where people just like partying and they don’t care about relationships but this movie was all about how people wanted relationships but they also didn’t want to lose their freedom and depend on the other person.

The story starts with Alice (Dakota Johnson) taking a break from her relationship to work in New York and explore herself in the meantime. She gets a job as a paralegal in a firm where she meets Robin (Rebel Wilson) and they immediately become good friends.

Robin teaches Alice how to enjoy being single and hooks her up with Tom (Anders Holm) who is a bartender. It doesn’t takes long for Alice to realize that she made a mistake and she decides to get back together with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, her boyfriend doesn’t want to get back together and this breaks her heart.

Alice ends up taking Robin’s advice and starts hooking up with strangers. Her life changes completely to the point where she loses herself and asks her sister Megan (Leslie Mann) for help. By the end of the movie she finally gets closure and decides what’s best for her.

The movie also follows the stories of Tom-the bartender, Lucy (Alison Brie)-Tom’s crush, Alice’s sister Meg and her boyfriend Ken (Jake Lacy), David (Damon Wayans)-Alice’s short-term boyfriend and her ex Josh (Nicholas Braun).

Overall it’s a good movie if you’re into chick flicks but not an extraordinary one. There’s nothing new about the plot or the dialogues and in my opinion, all the relationships were rushed. For example, Meg and Ken’s relationship.

Watch the movie if you wanna kill time 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll talk to you in my next post.



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