How to Be Single | Chicago Reader

How to Be Single

This charming and frequently hilarious romp jumbles the stale conventions of the rom-com genre to delicious effect. Nominally based on a book by Liz Trucillo, the incisive script bucks expectations at almost every turn, from a May-December couple (Leslie Mann, Jake Lacy) toying with gender roles to a bawdy-best-friend type (Rebel Wilson) who blasts the adorable lead (Dakota Johnson) for losing herself in men. This may be an escapist ode to singlehood—the heroine is a beautiful, stylish twentysomething with a gorgeous New York City apartment—but at least it's bold enough to stick with its "love yourself first" message. Christian Ditter directed; with Alison Brie and Anders Holm.



  • Christian Ditter


  • Dakota Johnson
  • Rebel Wilson
  • Damon Wayans Jr.
  • Anders Holm
  • Alison Brie
  • Nicholas Braun
  • Jake Lacy
  • Jason Mantzoukas
  • Leslie Mann


  • John Rickard
  • Dana Fox
  • Marcus Viscidi
  • Richard Brener
  • Michael Disco
  • Dave Neustadter
  • Michele Weiss
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Nancy Juvonen

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