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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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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 | Romance

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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)

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$46,813,366 (USA) (8 April 2016)
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Peacock (performed by Katy Perry) was co-written by Ester Dean. Love Myself was performed by Hailee Steinfeld. Rebel Wilson starred with both Ester Dean and Hailee Steinfeld in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015). See more »

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Alice was wearing different shoes when walking through the street to Rockefeller, and in the building seeing the tree. 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 Dylan Ragland
Performed by Party Favor
Courtesy of Mad Decent
By arrangement with The Greater Goods Co.
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15 July 2016 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

OK, so the first 5 minutes did it for me; all the clichés about men, women and dating you can possibly imagine crammed into the movie right form the start. It is all just so tiresome, the characters are so incredibly stereotypical and uninteresting and everything is just so utterly.. meh. During the first 5 minutes I was utterly annoyed with every single character in the movie. Did not like a single one of them at all.

I got a few giggles out of it though, mainly thanks to Jake Lacy's character.

The 1/10 comes from the few (and far between) funny lines and the ending, which I actually did not guess :)


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