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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.

Director:

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Welcome to the party See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cómo ser soltera 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:

$18,750,000, 14 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,813,366, 10 April 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,343,513, 15 September 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Drew Barrymore was initially attached to direct. 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: Do you want to go see the Rockefeller tree?
Robin: No, Buzz-Cut and Dimples are visiting from Italy, and they want to know all about American Christmas traditions like us sitting on their faces.
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Soundtracks

Bend Ova
Written by Michael Mayeda, Luke Calleja, Lil Jon (as Jonathan Smith) and Michael Stevenson
Performed by Lil Jon
Lil Jon appears courtesy of Little Jonathan
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A lot better than expected

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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