This year for Galentine’s Day, my friends and I braved the cold and snow to go to the movies. Unlike everyone else who was seeing Deadpool this weekend, we went to the romantic comedy How to Be Single.
How to Be Single (as the title might hint at) is about a girl that’s never been single learning to own her singleness. After spending her whole life going from one relationship to another, Alice, played by Dakota Johnson of 50 Shades of Grey fame, decides that she is going to learn how to be on her own.
The movie begins with a voice over that says that this movie is not about relationships. However, for a movie not about relationships, there was a whole lot of relationships happening in this movie.
Alice is newly single in the city with a new job. Naturally, her new co-worker Robin (Rebel Wilson) is a party animal determined to help Alice own her singleness. Unsurpringly, what follows is a lot of partying and hooking up.
This movie seemed a lot like the movie Valentine’s Day (2010) how it had a bunch of different people and relationships that were kind of connected throughout the movie. And like Valentine’s Day, this movie was also cheesy and a quite predictable, but can you really expect anything else from a movie release during Valentine’s Day weekend? Also like Valentine’s Day, this movie had several familiar faces such as Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, and Damon Wayans Jr.
I didn’t really go into this movie with high hopes. I did enjoy the movie, primarily thanks to Rebel Wilson’s great one liners, but Dakota Johnson’s acting skills leave something to be desired.
I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I actually agree with Bubba (but don’t tell him) that this movie should have been a skip or at least postponed until available at RedBox. However, if you do decide to see How to Be Single, you’ve been warned.
Did you see How to Be Single? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.