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How to Be Single (2016)

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A group of young adults navigate love and relationships in New York City.

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Christian Ditter

Writers:

Abby Kohn (screenplay), Marc Silverstein (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Johnson ... Alice
Rebel Wilson ... Robin
Leslie Mann ... Meg
Damon Wayans Jr. ... David
Anders Holm ... Tom
Alison Brie ... Lucy
Nicholas Braun ... Josh
Jake Lacy ... Ken
Jason Mantzoukas ... George
Colin Jost ... Paul
Mickey Gooch Jr. ... Robin's Date
Sarah Ramos ... Michelle
Vanessa Rubio ... David's Wife
Zani Jones Mbayise ... Phoebe
Brent Morin ... Lucy's Date
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Storyline

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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and strong language throughout | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Be Single See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,878,911, 14 February 2016

Gross USA:

$46,843,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,343,513
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dan Stevens was originally cast, but dropped out to work on Beauty and the Beast (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Alice is talking to Phoebe for the first time (when they talk about the stuffed animals), Alice says the line, "well what about this guy?" but her mouth doesn't move to the words. See more »

Quotes

Alice: The thing about being single is, you should cherish it. Because, in a week, or a lifetime, of being alone, you may only get one moment. One moment, when you're not tied up in a relationship with anyone. A parent, a pet, a sibling, a friend. One moment, when you stand on your own. Really, truly single. And then... It's gone.
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Soundtracks

Love Myself
Written by Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Mattias Larsson (as Mattias Per Larsson), Robin Fredriksson (as Robin Lennart Fredriksson) and Oscar Holter
Performed by Hailee Steinfeld
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It isn't absolutely a bad romantic comedy movie. It's refreshing ...
18 May 2016 | by kshologySee all my reviews

How To Be Single is not a typical romantic comedy,but refreshing, entertaining one for what it's worth. I expected this movie for worse and actually got a lot of fun for sure. Furthermore, multiple laugh out loud-moments. I love the way they used of music and colorful set decoration. Anyway, I repeat it's not a typical romantic comedy but it's romantic and you can have a lot of fun without expecting too much.

All in all, as I said, I overall enjoyed this film for what it was worth as a romantic comedy. It was refreshing and modern. The cast brought a great comedic energy in their own unique ways. I would recommend this movie as a great candidate for a nice date night out. Although even the story is something interesting to embrace.

Overall I enjoyed 'How to Be Single'. As I said before, the plot is a very modern plot that many people have either been involved in or have been a witness to personally and all while everything happens, it is quite comical from beginning to end. Each actor and actress had a very entertaining and comedic role and all brought a creative energy to the film with each minute that passed. Dakota Johnson included. After seeing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (yes, I know, I watched it, stop judging), I thought Dakota was unimpressive to say the least but in 'How to Be Single', she brings a very low-key comedic energy to the table and I found myself laughing at many of her quips and one- liners.


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