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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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Christian Ditter

Writers:

Abby Kohn (screenplay), Marc Silverstein (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Early in the film, Alice awkwardly says "y'all" a couple times, which is kind of appropriate since Dakota Johnson is actually from Austin, TX. 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

[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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Soundtracks

Jingle Bell Rock
Written by Joe Beal and Jim Boothe
Performed by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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How Not to Be Single
6 March 2016 | by troyputlandSee all my reviews

How to Be Single should be named How Not to Be Single. Not that it's material is bad, because it's very good indeed. However, it may give off the wrong impression to its younger audience. Dakota Johnson makes some very rash decisions, not knowing who she wants to be with, and where she wants to be. Her newest, closest chum Rebel Wilson hits life hard. Her opinion of a good night is ending up in a strangers house, having many sexual encounters and not remembering much of them. Leslie Mann is the older sister to Johnson, an independent woman with a younger love- interest rattling her cage. And then there's the weird Alison Brie, the egotistic Anders Holm, and the family man Marlon Wayans Jr. These are characters picked out fresh from the stereotype's pool. Gags are thrown in, coming mainly from the outrageous Wilson (no surprises there). Apart from its misleading title, manages to make us chuckle, if not smile. Most women (and men) out there will fall for the adorable baby that Mann has to briefly look after in a very early, very memorable scene. It will be hard to contain yourselves.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,878,911, 14 February 2016

Gross USA:

$46,843,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,343,513
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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