How to be Single

How to be Single
How to be Single
  • R
  • 1h 50m
  • 2016
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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: How to Be Single boasts the rough outline of a feminist rom-com, but too willingly indulges in the genre conventions it wants to subvert.
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan

True, your average broody careerist might struggle to find a gym-toned-cutie with a secret yearnin...

June 25, 2017
Little White Lies
Sophie Monks Kaufman

The film delivers good-natured joke after good-natured joke and enjoyable character after enjoyabl...

June 25, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Philippa Hawker

There are quite a few elements to appreciate in this mixed-up patchwork.

June 25, 2017
Times (UK)
Ed Potton

How many other permutations of Manhattan mating rituals can there be? No really interesting ones,...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Comedy about love, friendship has sex, drinking.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that How to Be Single is a comedy about friendship and romance with fairly mature themes that are a better fit for older teens and up. Plus, there's tons of sex, swearing, and drinking. Expect a lot of innuendo, as well as many scenes that show men and women hooking up, though nudity is limited to a shot of a man's naked backside. Language is strong and frequent ("f--k," "s--t," and more), and characters drink to the point of blacking out and forgetting that they'd slept with someone the night before.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:February 12, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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