‘How to be Single’ plot better than expected

by: JENNY GARZA/Entertainment Editor

She was only trying to find herself.

“How to be Single” has some familiar faces because of the previous movies they had been in, such as Rebel Wilson, who had been in the “Pitch Perfect” series, as well as Dakota Johnson from “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Leslie Mann from “The Other Woman,” and “Knocked Up,” and Alison Brie, who is known for her work on the TV show, “Community.”

These four ladies each have their own story. The main story is built around Alice, who is followed throughout the film. Alice first meets Josh, who she then dates for four years but then decides to break up with him because she wants to “find herself.”

She finds a job and meets Robin (Rebel Wilson), who happens to be a party girl who is not afraid to bust a move and show off her curves. Soon Robin shows the ropes to Alice on how to be single, along with the dos and don’ts of single life.

Meg (Leslie Mann), Alice’s sister, is a doctor who wants to have a family without having to work at a relationship. She seems like a woman who does not want to want anyone or anything that will make her choose between her own wants and needs and someone else’s.

Lucy, on the other hand, wants the one perfect person for herself. In a way, they make her really pathetic, because she is looking for love in all the wrong places. Tom (Anders Holm) is the player the girls only want to have fun with but not commit to.

Alice and Robin go to Tom’s bar, and Robin is trying to get Alice to get them drinks from guys. She fails miserably, but Robin then introduces her to Tom, and she then opens up and starts to have fun. The next day, they wake up at Meg’s house hungover and have to make it to work in 30 minutes.

Robin takes her on a race to do their hair, change clothes, and try to get rid of the hangover. They make it into work three hours late, and Robin shows just how much she only cares for herself.

After this, Alice wants to get back with her boyfriend but finds out that he is with someone else. She feels horrible, because other than him, she had been with no one else. She feels that she made a mistake in leaving him, and because of that she will be alone forever.

Some people can relate to that feeling that because of wanting to experience something and doing it, you lucked out on a lot of things.

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When first hearing of the movie, I immediately thought that it was going to be one of those sappy, sad, and romantic movies. Also, after seeing “Fifty Shades of Grey,” I thought that Johnson was probably just a horrible actor. She happened to be a great one in this movie. She was funny, strong, and just all-out quirky.

This movie proved me wrong as well. Yes, most of the couples did get a happily-ever-after. It also showed that maybe not all of your choices are great, but they will eventually lead you back to the path you strayed from.

Also, this wasn’t just about a couple getting together. It was about friends fighting, finding those great guys along the way that maybe were just the “right now” guy. It also showed that when you are least expecting happiness to find you, it eventually does.

It had some awful and dumb humor at times, but even that made me laugh a little.

It has a little something for everyone, sisters, best friends, and especially those sappy love moments at times. What I liked most about it, though, was that every time this poor girl found someone, it never ended well for her. This has happened to many ladies before.

The directors and writers did not allow for it to just be a happily-ever-after tale. It showed that if we want to find happiness, we must find it ourselves.

I loved this movie, and would gladly take a few of my single friends to see this.

I will give this movie 5 out of 5 stars.

Author: Plainsman Press Staff

The student newspaper of South Plains College.

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