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671. How to Be Single

Published July 2, 2016

Background info

Title: How to Be Single Director: Christian Ditter Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 50m

“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.”

Live blog

0:40 – That’s a lot of cowbell. 3:34 – “Are we happy? Or are we just boring?” 5:01 – Chooon! 5:12.- “It hurts when IP.” Nerd puns! 10:48 – Argh! Rebel Wilson doing an awesome Friends reference! Love! 18:30 – There’s no way you can fit that all in twenty minutes! 23:29 – “What if you need to wash your hands?” “What am I, a surgeon?” 26:58 – She’s so right! All they ever did was look for boyfriends. 28:38 – Pros and cons lists are the best. 39:08 – “You’re so handy!” 49:54 – Hahaha, he tried to drink a candle. 51:51 – She’s properly terrifying 1:01:09 – I love that Dexter is a verb now 1:02:28 – “I don’t like that stuff that’s on the ground that gets on you.” 1:09:11 – Don’t totally understand why you have to be single to do all the awesome things. 1:19:40 – The light means his house keeps changing colour, I would find that way distracting. 1:22:07 – “Because I thought it would be funny… for me.” 1:32:26 – Amazing way to stop cabs, not recommended though. 1:37:30 – Magnet unzipped like Bond! 1:43:30 – HAIZ!!!

Conclusions

Really loved this film, it was laugh out loud funny in a lot of places. Oddly, none of the characters were particularly sympathetic, and a couple of them were seriously annoying, but even with that, the script and the laughs shone through.

Rebel Wilson continues to be a favourite, and her trying to attract the attention of cabbies on behalf of a pregnant lady was brilliant. On the flip side, I’m not much of a fan of Dakota Johnson and her character didn’t really strike a chord with me, so having her link all the characters together wasn’t the best.

Nevertheless, the stories were interesting, the music was good, and there was a lot of fun to be had.

Rating: 5/5.

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