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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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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)  »

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Cómo ser soltera  »

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Budget:

$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

Dakota Johnson had all her tattoos covered for this role. See more »

Goofs

Alice was wearing different shoes when walking through the street to Rockefeller, and in the building seeing the tree. See more »

Quotes

Robin: It's like Gandalf is staring right at me. "No penis shall pass!"
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Bend Ova
Written by Michael Mayeda, Luke Calleja, Lil Jon (as Jonathan Smith) and Michael Stevenson
Performed by Lil Jon
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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