How To Be Single Review

It’s the movie I was most excited to see this year but it’s a little different to what you might expect.

After four years of college, young Alice (Dakota Johnson) decides she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh. Excited and ready for new challenges, the eager grad moves to New York to take a job as a paralegal. Helping her navigate her way through an unfamiliar city is Robin (Rebel Wilson), a fun-loving, wild co-worker who enjoys partying and one-night stands. With Robin as her freewheeling guide, Alice can now learn how to get free drinks, meet men and enjoy the single lifestyle.

When I went to watch the movie I was expecting something that was funny from start to finish without much substance. The truth is there is a lot more to this movie than just a laugh. There is a somewhat emotional undertone and it might just be that I am more emotional that some people while watching the film I found myself thinking about heart break, the importance of family and friendships.

I am a massive Rebel Wilson fan but I didn’t find her that funny in this movie. I’m not sure if it was just that my expectations were too high or maybe I have become immune to her humour. Most of her jokes stem from sexual innuendos and I know that she has more talent than that. She is so much fun and full of energy but I feel like her performance was a bit lacklustre in parts of the film. Don’t get me wrong I still love Rebel Wilson and I will still go and watch all of her movies I guess I was just hoping for something a bit more.

It’s always been a dream of mine to move to New York so it was awesome to see New York in the film. There was some awesome roof top bars, whether they’re real or just made up for the movie I’m not quite sure but if they are real I am definitely going to investigate because they looked amazing.

I loved the soundtrack of the film, it definitely added to the energy or emotion depending on the part of the film. One song in particular that stood out to me was ‘Mine’ by Phoebe Ryan I actually blogged about the song yesterday check it out HERE. I was so taken by the song that I whipped out Shazzam in the cinema to see what the song was so I could listen to it again later.

Watch The Trailer HERE:

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