Saturday, 11 June 2016

Movie review - How to Be Single (2016)

How to Be Single (2016) / romantic comedy

Directed by Christian Ditter
Produced by John Rickard, Dana Fox
Screenplay by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Dana Fox
Story by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
Based on How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, Alison Brie, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas, Leslie Mann
Trailer: click.

It ends better than it begins.

So this should be a comedy right? Well it's not. More like drama or anti rom-com with a wanna be funny bits. Or maybe I had a laugh or two? I honestly don't remember. Rebel Wilson plays this crazy party girl who supposed to make you laugh but it just feels forced too many times. We have four single ladies in the film, all in a different life situation but relationships between characters are fragmented and you don't feel the connection. Between them or with them individually. Their views on the relationships are given in a artifical way. There isn't a good storytelling there. First half of the film is stereotypical and cheesy but the script and the whole thing gets a little better. Ending was a nice surprise. Acting was ok and overall the movie is light-hearted and watchable. 3/5

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