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

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12 February 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cómo ser soltera  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$46,813,366 (USA) (8 April 2016)
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Trivia

The second book that Alice is reading on her staircase is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. See more »

Goofs

The address given for the Wall Street law firm where Robin works would put it in the East River. See more »

Quotes

Alice: I'm so obsessed with the idea of being in love that I just, it's like, I completely lose myself. Like, I forget what I want and I just disappear. I'm like the horse in 'The Neverending Story'.
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Written by Dan Auerbach, Homer Steinweiss, Leon Michels and Nick Movshon (as Nicholas Movshon)
Performed by The Arcs
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Such a sad movie

My God, what a terrible movie. I know that I shouldn't have high standards when it comes to rom-coms, and trust me mine are super low, but this one hits rock bottom. It is so condescending and sexist that I had a real hard time watching it to the end (I've watched it with a couple of friends so that made me stay). I can actually enjoy trashy films that are so terrible that they are awesome, but this one actually tries to make a point and it fails miserably. The writing is terrible, the acting is terrible, even New York can't help it (and that says a lot). If you are looking for a rom-com, do yourself a favor and skip this one. And then send me a "Thank you" note for those 90 minutes of your life that would gone to waste (plus millions of brain cells you would lose in the process).


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