'How to Be Single' movie review

The movie “How to Be Single” is about how New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. (

This movie addressed how current generations are marrying later in life, living longer and doing whatever they want in both their personal and professional lives.

While this is a romantic comedy, which are usually geared toward females, every gender can enjoy the R rated jokes that may remind you of being in your early 20s. Couples and singles alike will have laugh out loud moments about the fun, crazy and sometimes awkward things that come out of dating and trying to find the person with whom you want to spend your life.

For the ladies, this may be a more enjoyable movie as it comes from female perspectives for the most part. Not wanting to be single, not wanting to date, wanting to have children are all addressed and the way it is expressed is surprisingly deeper than expected.

The cast, led by Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson and Leslie Mann do not disappoint showing the very real side of the greatest and worst parts of being single. Rebel Wilson is absolutely hilarious as a sex-crazed partier who shows herself more self-worth than most people you’ll ever meet in your life. She’s that friend that you cannot wait to show up to the party so it can finally start.

Dakota Johnson is more of an in between character who wants to sow wild oats but is still holding out hope for true love. She narrates the story making one question why is so much pressure put on everyone to be matched up by age 25.

Leslie Mann, an amazing comedic and dramatic actress, tells the story of a woman who put her career before everything but finally figures out what is most important in life. She delivers not only laughs but heart wrenching scenes that most people can relate.

Overall, the metaphor of this movie seems to be that you – as an individual – need to figure out what works for you and your lifestyle. Everyone is different and we must follow our own paths.

Due to that and this movie being sold as a typical RomCom (which it’s not), it gets 4 out of 5 stars.

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