The Big Apple is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Robin,Alice, Meg and David share is learning ‘how to be single’ in a modern world with new definitions of love.
Based on the novel by Liz Tuccillo, the film stars Aussie comedian Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. Tuccillo also wrote the famous self-help book ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ and worked on HBO’s Sex and the City.
Self-proclaimed ‘eternally single’ actress Rebel Wilson talks about her freedom:
“I think I like being single a little bit too much because I am eternally single, but I get to live this lifestyle where I get to do whatever the hell I want to do, like whenever I want to do it; travel all the time, just have fun and it’s great. One day, if I find the right person, I will be ready to settle down. But until then…”
The characters in the movie are learning how – and how not – to be single, and actress Alison Brie’s character Lucy makes a lot of bad dating choices.
At the New York premiere Brie said the film, produced by Drew Barrymore, is more than a simple comedy:
“It was a great cast, it was so fun to work with so many funny women and also to play such well-rounded characters. It’s a comedy, of course, but we’re not taking all this stuff lightly. I feel like there’s a lot of great emotional through lines for the characters and that is what I responded to a lot when I read it.”
Perhaps the perfect anti-Valentine’s Day movie, How to be Single opens in the UK on February 19 and in France early March.