HOW TO BE SINGLE (2016)

TAGLINE: WELCOME TO THE PARTY

A fitting tagline for the christening post of this cinematic sanctuary. Let me preface this by saying that it’s about time there were a movie about a female who enjoyed being single and wasn’t a basket-case, mistress, murderer, or miserable while searching for a happily ever after. Well, “Alice” is looking for a happily ever after, but, a happily ever after with herself.

Of course most of it is at least somewhat predictable, but, that’s inevitable in this kind of thing. We all know you’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince or, in this case, find out that you don’t even need a prince at this juncture in life just because others seem to. It’s 2016, the damsel in distress to independent women ratio should have changed greatly by now.

That’s not to say that there’s something wrong with women like “Lucy” or anything but— yeah. She was working so hard on finding a relationship that it seemed like a second job. How are you going to have a whole photo album with your boyfriend of THREE WEEKS. Reel it in, girl. Reel. It. In. We all know at least one or two of those kind of people. They aren’t even specifically female because men can be just as needy and clingy. People should lock that down. I mean “Robin” was a bit over-the-top with her love of being single, but, that was obviously the point because we all know someone on that level as well as a level “Tom” person too. Different strokes for different folks. By the end of the movie I think I decided that I’m a combination of “Alice” and “Robin;” my favorite part being “Meg” and “Ken.” Let’s face it, stumbling upon someone who thinks you’re amazing and pushes through whatever your crazy defensive obstacles are no matter how hard you push back, that’s the real relationship goals.

Also, I can’t even get into the “David” section of the movie because I will most likely get teary-eyed again. That was so heartbreaking yet also so precious. Oh and pretty solid music going on that I forgot to Shazam.

I haven’t decided if I’m going to bother with some kind of rating system so I will just say that this one isn’t too shabby. There is a solid mixture of seriousness and comedy so my attention span stayed strong through the whole thing. Not too shabby at all.

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