How to Be Single

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Four single women in New York City, unique music and the lead character narrating the story is what you will find in the romantic comedy, How to Be Single. (Kind of reminds me of a television show from the past). Alice (Dakota Johnson) has just moved to New York City after four years in college and breaks up with her college boyfriend Josh (Nicholas Braun). She takes a job as a paralegal and becomes friends with party girl and co-worker, Robin (Rebel Wilson) who decides to teach her how to be single in New York. Robin’s plan in life is to get drunk, have sex, and wake up in a different guy’s bed every morning – not necessarily in that order. Before long Alice, begins dating different men like the neighborhood bartender Tom (Andurs Holm) and a widowed father name David (Damon Wayans, Jr.) who is a real estate developer. Alice lives with her older sister Meg (Leslie Mann) who is an obstetrician and wants a baby but can’t seem to find the right man, so she goes to a sperm bank. In a completely separate story, Lucy (Alison Brie) is looking for the perfect man so she signs up on ten dating sites. (Can you say desperate?) It’s no big surprise this film is modeled after the television show Sex in the City; I just wish they would have disguised it a little better. This movie has a talented female cast, but for a romantic comedy it’s not very funny. It has a good story for a chick flick, just don’t expect any real heartwarming scenes. The characters aren’t very well developed but surprisingly the time flew by for me. (Maybe that’s because the movie was less than 2 hours long.) My wife really liked this film so I won’t drop it below a B- rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.