Director Christian Ditter’s How To Be Single is a cute film about the trials and tribulations of singles in New York and, presumably, elsewhere, as they struggle to find themselves and meaningful relationships.
Dakota Johnson plays the central character with sensitivity and aplomb. Leslie Mann is hilarious and Alison Brie adds to the fun, along with Anders Holm and Damon Wayans, Jr. Unfortunately, Rebel Wilson still does not know how to do slovenly while being engaging. As I’ve said before, she needs to better study Melissa McCarthy’s successful technique.
Writers Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein and Dana Fox have hit a lot of high notes, but this is no When Harry Met Sally.
I give How To Be Single a 3.5 out of 5.