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How to Be Single (2016)

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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... See full summary »

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Ken
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Robin's Date
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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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Rated R for sexual content and strong language throughout | See all certifications »

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12 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Cómo ser soltera  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,750,000 (USA) (12 February 2016)

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$46,813,366 (USA) (8 April 2016)
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Alice is reading "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. See more »

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When Tom opens the mini-fridge in the nightstand, in the next shot the door is closed and no off-screen sound of the door closing is heard either. See more »

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[I've been thinking that the time we have to be single, is really the time we have to get good at being alone]
[But, how good at being alone do we really want to be?]
[Isn't there a danger that you'll get so good at being single, so set in your ways, that you'll miss out on the chance to be with somebody great?]
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Written by Gwil Sainsbury (as Gwilym Sainsbury), Joe Newman, Thom Green (as Thomas Green) and Gus Unger-Hamilton (as Augustus Unger-Hamilton)
Performed by Alt-J
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Canvasback Music
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Infectious Music Ltd., a BMG Company c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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A lot better than expected
9 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll be honest, I was dragged to this movie by a girl friend. I was tired of the rom com genre. I had seen it all before. Ill say this, this movie strips away all those clichés and goes in the opposite direction. What a lovely and funny R rated comedy with a lot of heart. There are so many charming moments that I cannot even explain them all. Rebel Wilson does her usual thing but here she perfects it and brings a certain edge to her performance. Its my favorite performance of hers. Dakota Johnson gives the best performance of her young career and Leslie Mann owns her roll. Its her funniest, saddest, and truest performance to date. Yes Im still talking about a raunchy comedy here. There is more to this movie than you might think. The men in the film are actually better written that most clichéd men in romantic comedies. Finally, the ending is just perfect for those single people out there.I advise seeing this with a friend and not with a significant other. **** out of 5 stars.


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