Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Damon Wayans Jr., Nicholas Braun, Anders Holm, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas, Colin Jost
Directed by Christian Ditter
2016 / 110 Minutes / Warner Bros.
How To Be Single is absolutely one of the worst films of 2016! This is seriously SERIOUSLY offensive writing that no one should have to be subjected to. I don’t understand how movies like this get made? I’ve said this a few times lately in my reviews that there is this decent idea and then what the hell happens??? Does no one care about the script anymore? The cast is ready to go and it becomes just about the dollars and getting it in theatres by Valentines’ Day so you can torchere poor singles. There is a place in hell for scripts like this! I don’t get it… spend some time and refine your damn script and then maybe you can create something brilliant (see Bridesmaids) instead of subjecting innocent people to such garbage.
Dakota Johnson does not have a great track record so far (not with me anyway). Last years Razzie Award Worst Actress winner from Fifty Shades of Grey brings us another brutal performance in another terrible movie. I don’t want to rip her apart because I think she has potential, but I blame the studios for rushing her into these lead roles. Just because Fifty Shades of Grey was shockingly a box office hit, does not mean that she can open a movie yet. Please Dakota pick better scripts (I am looking forward to seeing her in The Biggest Splash). Rebel Wilson also hasn’t been living up to her film potential. I loved her in Bridesmaids, but since then it’s the same old jokes in every movie. There’s more to her than these movies!
The movie is filled with completely pointless characters in a messy story. Alison Brie? What is this storyline? Why is it here? It’s not interesting and there’s too much going on. Which is why this movie runs at 110 minutes when it really could have finished at 90 minutes and just cut her out completely cause IT’S POINTLESS!
I’m being really harsh on the cast and for that I apologize because when it comes down to it, it’s not them that are to blame. They’ve been given such an awful product to work with that you could put Meryl Streep in this and I’d still rip this movie to shreds. These characters could have been deeper and more interesting, but instead it’s stereotypical rom com drivel that no one 10 even 5 years from now is going to even remember. I know there is a target audience for this, but you deserve better!