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How To Be Single (film review)


Film: How To Be Single
Year: 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directed By: Christian Ditter
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann
About: A group of young adults navigate love and relationships in New York City.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrDI4-BSovs

My Review:
Wanting something for easy watching I decided to look through Netflix and came across How To Be Single which looked interesting and like it would be something which you wouldn't need a lot of effort to watch.

The film is about a girl who when she leaves her boyfriend to go on a break to discover who she really is while also discovering that she doesn't need love to be who she really is and sometimes being alone is better Alongside this the watcher meets her sister who is a workaholic but decides to have a baby and after meeting a man keeps pushing him away from her.

I thought that How To Be Single was different to most of the romance style movies as it doesn't focus on getting with someone and how you need to be with someone to be happy which is what most films seem to do. I did like that it showed how you don't need to be with someone and if you focus on yourself then you realise what you are really looking for in a partner and more about yourself than you can if you are with someone else and focusing on both of you. Showing how sometimes people have to go through the wrong relationships and it is okay to focus on your career and waiting till the right person comes along was great to see and how people went about it in different ways. I related a lot to the sister who when someone got close she pushed them away however realised that you can't do that all the way through life with different people but sometimes someone will love you regardless and not let you leave without a fight which does give people some hope. Not only this but having the best friend as someone who just loves to go out and party and not care about relationships at all was a great way of showing that if you don't want to be in a relationship keep doing what you want with your life as long as you are happy.

Although this movie did have a lot of positives I thought that the movie did drag on a little bit and did make me a little bored at times unfortunately and that the script was rather lacking which was rather upsetting as this film had a lot of potential to be a lot better than it was.

I would recommend this movie to those who are wanting a romance and comedy movie but with a bit of a change from the usual formula. I also think that this movie gives a bit of hope to those who are single which was a good difference. I am not sure if I would see this movie again however.

My Rating: 3/5 

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