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How to Be Single

also known as “Célibataire - Mode d'emploi,” Como Ser Solteira,” “Cómo ser soltera,” See more »
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for sexual content and strong language throughout.
not reviewed
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Primary Audience:
Romance Comedy Adaptation
1 hr. 50 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
February 12, 2016 (wide—3,343 theaters)
DVD: May 24, 2016
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Relevant Issues

What is the proper way for lonely people to seek the right match?

ever-evolving definitions of love in our world

fornication in the Bible

SEXUAL LUST—What does the Bible say about it? Answer

lust (WebBible Encyclopedia)

PURITY—Should I save sex for marriage? Answer

TEMPTATIONS—How can I deal with temptations? Answer

CONSEQUENCES—What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer

DATING GUIDELINES—What are the biblical guidelines for dating relationships? Answer

drunkenness in the Bible

Couple in love. Photo copyrighted
TRUE LOVE—What is true love and how do you know when you have found it? Answer
Sex, Love and Relationships
Learn how to make your love the best it can be. Discover biblical answers to questions about sex, marriage, sexual addictions, and more.
Featuring Dakota JohnsonAlice
Alison Brie
Leslie Mann
Rebel WilsonRobin
Damon Wayans Jr.
Anders Holm … Tom
Jake Lacy … Ken
Jason Mantzoukas
Nicholas Braun
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Director Christian Ditter—“Love, Rosie” (2014), “The Crocodiles” (2009), “French for Beginners” (2006)
Producer Flower Films
New Line Cinema
Rickard Pictures
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. This film explores the dating lives of five single New York women, one of whom, Julie, is writing a book about how bachelorettes across the world manage. Julie embarks on a trip around the world for the book and gets involved in an international affair, while her four friends duke it out on the New York dating scene.

based on the 2008 novel by Liz Tuccillo”

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Movie Critics
…How To Be Single is a wonderful surprise. …a funny look at dating… This romantic comedy stands out from the pack… a smart, fun and sweet movie… [3/4]
Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee
…delivers a surprisingly high quotient of solid laughs. …
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…Pseudoprofound rom-com never quite feels more than manufactured… [2/4]
David Berry, National Post
…“How to Be Single” is raunchy, rote and not terribly romantic… awkwardly misshapen attempt to reconcile the archaic conventions of romantic comedy with the 21st-century values of independence and sexual self-determination…
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
…Refreshing film breaks up with romcom fundamentals… exhorts its young female target audience to cherish singlehood as a precious opportunity for self-discovery… [2/4]
Julian Carrington, The Globe and Mail
…Just be glad there are plenty of alternatives to this depressing, sexist worldview… [1/4]
Sara Stewart, New York Post
…flops… a rabbit hole of deadening life lessons and half-baked screenwriting…
Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times
Comments from non-viewers
Negative—Just by watching the trailer for this, you should know that it is absolute garbage. Hollywood movies for the most part are filth, and this movie is no exception. Do yourself a favor and don’t go see this movie. Maybe if Hollywood loses money, it will produce less garbage.
Alex Johnson, age 24 (USA)

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