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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Released Worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, “How to Be Single” opens in the USA February 12, 2016 Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner

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Once upon a time you meet the perfect person right after college and you ride off into the rosy sunset and live happily ever after.  Right?
And this kind of wrong never felt more right as the four women in "How to Be Single" figuratively jump off the big screen and bring you into their New York adventure.  We give this movie high marks for New York authenticity.  Only in New York would you hang out your window to get working Wifi.  Only in New York can you have so much fun that you go to bed with your sunglasses on.  And, the scenarios painted are completely authentic, unlike many productions today.  There were moments when we had to remind ourselves that we were not watching a documentary...but what is fictional are the many large spaces, but they made the movie more aesthetically pleasing. 
"How to Be Single" is absolute genuine hilarity throughout, and we can't remember the last time Ms. Impatient here sat still for two hours without looking at her watch at all (nevermind phone) and just purely enjoyed the incessant tickling of her funny bone.
Also, it's important to note that this is a comedy, and it really IS FUNNY.  (not all billed as such are.)
Murphy's Law dominates a large part of these situations that are highly relatable.  And, don't think this is a chick flick.  Men of discriminating taste will enjoy this just as much.  If you like Whitney or Amy you will like this movie.  It's a fresh take on the single situations that characters in Sex and the City and Bridget Jones first encountered.
What did we like best about this movie?
Rebel Wilson.
As an actress she has really come into her own and we believe this is the first time we've written on her work.  Rebel plays Robin, who gives new meaning to the adjective wild.  Rebel's Robin has a cause and it is spelled P-A-R-T-Y and it is a pleasure to watch.  We want to see more of Rebel Wilson in entertainment and she is absolutely qualified to host any of the big awards shows we see men comics host.  Also note that truly funny people are often quite intelligent: did you know she has a double degree in Law and Arts from the University of New South Wales?!. (Rebel you are invited to join Charles and Peachy at this relaunch when it happens!)
Rebel has excellent chemistry with Dakota Johnson's character, Alice, who is the main character of the film.   You know if we don't comment on chemistry or casting we might not have loved it, but in this case, all in this area of filmmaking was spot-on.
There are some serious sisterly moments.  But, don't worry, they are brief.
Oh how we loved the line about not wanting to give up your identity to a terrorist; well-delivered Leslie Mann!
All men in the film delivered solid performances and were good eye candy.
But, they were less entertaining than the women who were just bursting with comedic fireworks and truly spectacular.  We particularly LOVED the DRESS ZIPPER SCENES and if your initials are PG or RM at Julia Jordan, you are familiar with Peachy's zipper moments that will remain unpublished.  We need to get a hold of Alice's device to review that.
If you like Ethel and Lucy, imagine them today, on fire.
And, P.S. there is a different Lucy in this film.
The film's director, Christian Ditter, states, "I wanted to make a really modern and fresh take on the comedy genre as it deals with partying, having fun, dating-a snapshot of what it really means to be single today.  A lot of movies that deal with men and women and dating are about finding the right one, but this is not that; it's about embracing the most fun and free time of life while you're also finding your place in the world, finding friends, finding out what you want to do with your life."
This film examines questions we all have like how many sliders equal one hamburger and how many drinks between two people will equal...!  And did we hear a reference to a peach lady in the sky?!?!
We were pleased to hear a bit of Frankie Valli music; you know we LOVED JERSEY BOYS, also by Warner Brothers.
This movie even has shamrock dilliboppers and the St. Patrick's Day parade.
From a production standpoint, the music, the costumes and all background was appropriate and we are highly impressed that this movie was filmed entirely in and around New York City in about 45 locations in 47 days.
A final note: be careful with that (quick)sand, and check out Robin's (Rebel's) method of hailing a well as her method of vodka sterilization. 
 This weekend, you need to know you MUST see How to Be Single.  
How to Be Single by Warner Bros. Pictures is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.
Party on the big screen!

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.

From New Line Cinema, “How to Be Single” stars Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect”), Alison Brie (“Get Hard”), Damon Wayans, Jr. (“Let’s Be Cops”), and Leslie Mann (“This is 40,”), under the direction of Christian Ditter (“Love, Rosie,” “The Crocodiles”).

The film also stars Jason Mantzoukas (“Neighbors,” TV’s “The League”), Anders Holm (“Neighbors,” upcoming “The Intern”), Nicholas Braun (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and Jake Lacy (HBO’s “Girls”).

Ditter is directing the comedy from a screenplay by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein (“The Vow,” “He’s Just Not That Into You”) and Dana Fox (“Couples Retreat,” “What Happens in Vegas”), screen story by Kohn & Silverstein, based on the book by Liz Tucillo (TV’s “Sex & the City,” He’s Just Not That Into You). John Rickard and Fox are producing the film. Marcus Viscidi and Michele Weiss are serving as executive producers, along with Nancy Juvonen and Drew Barrymore, under their Flower Films banner.

Ditters’ behind-the-scenes creative team is headed by his frequent collaborator, director of photography Christian Rein, as well as production designer Steve Saklad (“Juno,” “Up in the Air”), editor Tia Nolan (“Friends with Benefits”) and costume designer Leah Katznelson (“Enough Said,” “21 Jump Street”).

A New Line Cinema production, “How to Be Single” opens nationwide on February 12, 2016. It will be released worldwide by Warner Bros.

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