How to Be Single

Tired of living with her boyfriend, Alice leaves him, moves in with older sister Meg, finds a new job and gets a new girlfriend Robin. The latter is a passionate fan night "annealing" and is trying to draw Alice in her crazy life, though she prefers the sedate and long-lasting relationships drunk friends at parties.

  • Christian Ditter

Release Date: 2016-02-12
IMDb icon 6.1/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $38,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $112,343,513
Fayina Elana
23 June 2016 | 04:17

Placing his hand on heart, honestly say that the initial impression of I made on the basis of its poster and title. I thought "actively searching" — this is another melodramatic Comedy on the romantic motif of the a succession of similar, often coming closer to the early summer, becoming so called "summer hit". It's performance tape that is designed to quickly "beat" yourself in the box office theaters and easy a nice smoke to disappear soon from memory. It still the model of the tape, causing one and the same emotions: you shallowly worried about their characters, but I can confidently say that in the finals waiting for the obligatory happy ending, because good people are always happy and inhabits very very close, you just have to stop being blind.

Here before the viewing I expected life-affirming and joyous story "of loneliness in love", path, true, aren't laid rose petals — the main actors will have to go through some serious tests of the senses, before the desired happiness brightly illumined on their horizon. And the beginning of the picture in this is my belief only it spurred. A young girl, Alice suddenly said to my boyfriend that they need to live separately, because, you see, it is not to fully understand yourself. A familiar option quietly and painlessly to drop the kid and to go all serious. The other girl Lucy is looking for a life partner on Dating sites, often spending time in the Irish bar the libertine Tom. Returning to Alice, then she has a sister that wants to have a baby, but it don't need a man there is another friend, Robin, living under the slogan "Sex, drugs and rock-n-roll."

Here's history. After hearing about all of whom we want to tell in the film "In active search", you can calmly observe the development and wait for the proverbial happy ending. As suddenly, after the first third of the movie you suddenly you realize that you picture-thinking is much deeper than you might think at first. Does no one going to the movie talk about that being in active search and taking the same active life you all will have a pleasant shape. A lot of problems and Heartbreak awaits you. Girls are confusing passion with love, trying to return to the past, trying to set the present, then the future was favorable. But almost every time they stumble upon the obstacles that can be described in one, but very strong statement "it — life." And meanwhile somehow you don't sorry for the girls because of their difficulties, there is also possible to say it all quite succinctly: "what fought — on and ran."

In this very active search is always Alice, played by Dakota Johnson. Leaving the boy, she then wanted to return? Well, Oh, darling; you as a first think, Oh, I then act, and not Vice versa. There is some sympathy to Alice, but no special sympathy and desires that it all tuned in a prosperous way. And here — it is a defect of the actress, as if she and all I do not understand the depth and nature of his character. Outraged candidly bawdy humor and a way of life for Robin, played by stand-up comedienne rebel Wilson. To get drunk, stoned and have sex. Yes, it is a very serious character, downright necessary, how in the movies Judd Apatow. Kind of an important part of the film was itself to take the character of Lucy, but soon, Alison brie gone into a dark shadow that it with a magnifying glass it was hard to find as and it is difficult something definite to say about the game. And if I mentioned Judd Apatow, but to say that the film starred his wife Leslie Mann in the way Meg, the oldest sister, Alice, who dreams to conceive of tubes. Not clear with her, although the game Mann is clearly better than all the rest, but the heroine is kind of ambiguous: what she has protivia in Dating men younger than her, but obviously in love?

by the Way, this guy was played by Jake Lacy and no complaints to him no how in game and his character: how the character he has made his point, proved his love, and as an actor Lacey for the second time in a row proves (for the first time in the tape "Love of physics") that he easily picks up on note, even if the role at it is secondary. Here and came from the film is "In active search" — the secondary characters were more interesting than the main ones. Dakota Johnson, Alison brie  & rebel Wilson not finish with the tape, which its depth is still supposed to stand out from a traditional light romantic pictures like "summer hit".

6 from 10

Drucill Cantu
19 February 2016 | 10:17

Looking in the cinema trailer for the film "In active search", we at first it was thought that this is another American Comedy, in which is not a hint of common sense. And we will only be expected vulgar humor and nothing more. Oh, was also nice to realize that we were wrong.

Starts all the history as the girl goes from the boy, deciding to deal with themselves, their desires, plans in life. And really the point of the film is really so deep that if you start in to dig, can be razmusolivat this topic for a long time.

Sometimes, we are making the or other actions not considering the consequences that they will be yourself. Think we want — it will. And we also wrong. In when you move somewhere else, trying to leave all the problems resentment far behind, you do not take into account a single aspect. Wherever didn't run away, you take a... yourself. From his thoughts as time has not to escape. And our EGO, satuminus eyes, quietly begins to whisper the tale of that all around the something we need. But stop. On this point, and probably should stop. Each of the us a long time to understand that we are at the center of events, and the world does not revolves around us. No. We no one needs. As well as we nothing should. And leave side of their sarcastic jokes about that now, go to the Bank, take a loan, and then say — I nothing is bound, exactly as You to me. Stop.

In order to understand itself is not is running in the North pole, or catch the first train to Magadan, and think the farther from You home town, the do You become a different person.

But actually our history is not about it. To start to learn to listen to yourself, and not just to listen, and listen to the inner voice that quietly whispers of their desires. Whom you wanted to be? Than to do? What is stopping you? Why do you still not been did something like so long ago? Someone will start looking for excuses, someone is downcast eyes. And something will be inconvenienced.

Let us return to our history. You were left alone. Maybe You left, and You may left, not even saying goodbye. And often, the first thing one experiences in such situations — it's fear. Fear of being alone. It like a wild beast begins to sneak a look at you dark red eyes full of pain and horrible thoughts and strive to get into the head.

Throughout this film our heroine attempts to tame this beast. Confused by the moves she is trying to make friends with status "Free" and understand how to live on. On life's journey Alice (Dakota Johnson) meets a lot of different people, but in the history of each of them and tries to fit the phrase "Man needs man". And in fact you not tried wouldn't tried to pretend that you are independent, self-lichnosti, one lonely night, you howl from grief the warmth of kindred spirits beside.

And here already comes the turn of paradox. Remember the quote: "Love runs from those chasing it but those from her runs — rushes the neck." Learn to love yourself and your freedom. Love this living with all its UPS and downs. And only then... life will love you.

And special thanks to would like to tell the crew for the unreal beautiful shots, each of which can make "Snapshot N1".

7 of 10

Hendrika Cheston
11 May 2016 | 10:18

Valentine's day — the perfect treat for film about love for lovers. Every year the film industry consistently produces one or two paintings for young people akkurat to the day of love. Alas, the February 2016 begat "active search" — appallingly bad romantic Comedy, which is the glorification of consumerism and promiscuity. The action itself is to the screen is reminiscent of a long series of a "Sex in the big city".

The main character of the movie in performance Dakota Johnson decided to radically break from her boyfriend. It doesn't mean she doesn't love, she just need time to figure out who she is (hence the original title of the film — "How to be single"). The search itself for the heroine came out very strange: on it must contact a sea of alcohol, partying and sleeping with different men.

The movie is bad in many ways. In first to blame the script. "In active search" tries to convince the viewer that the characters do not able to go beyond the limitations of archetypes, in they exist. Seriously, are no this character (the film is some claim to the romance, damn it), so that to empathize with someone is simply impossible. Located in an active search for women are strictly for two types: annoying and self-centered bitch or fresh gray mouse who dreams about Prince charming. The second problem of the film — comic elements. Just have a look at R-rated and will understand that most of the jokes relate to the theme "below the belt". Only more unfunny in its execution.

The main drawback, on my opinion is that totally confused myself in itself. According to the original idea, apparently, he had to promote the idea of the importance of man as individual, not relations of knowledge itself, and, finally, the fact that in the relationship are both important partner. But the film is so obsessed with slipping into traditional romantic Comedy plot twists and turns that the entire emotional message can be drained in the toilet.

Bosses of Hollywood lost, apparently, the ability to create a truly funny and emotionally strong romantic movies. If "single" — best can now offer Hollywood the genre of romantic, then, sorry, I will review "Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind" or"When Harry met Sally".

3 of the 10

How much has How to Be Single made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $112,343,513.
How much did it cost to make How to Be Single?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $38,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie How to Be Single?
This tv-show was directed by Christian Ditter.
What is the genre of How to Be Single?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Comedy, Drama, Romance, Best Comedy Movies 2016, Best Romance Movies 2016.
Who starred in How to Be Single?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm.
What is How to Be Single IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.1.
When was How to Be Single released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2016-02-12.