A dodgy cinema date

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HOW TO BE SIN­GLE ( M)

Di­rec­tor: Chris­tian Dit­ter ( Love, Rosie) Star­ring: Dakota John­son, Ali­son Brie, Les­lie Mann, Rebel Wil­son, Da­mon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, Jake Lacy Ver­dict: To fly so high, you gotta go solo NYC dat­ing scene af­ter break­ing up with her long- time boyfriend.

Alice’s older sis­ter Meg ( Les­lie Mann) is an ex­pert at fly­ing solo. Her life part­ner is her ca­reer as a doc­tor, hence her de­ci­sion to con­ceive a child alone through IVF.

Alice’s best friend Robin ( Rebel Wil­son) is a power- partier who also has no fear when it comes to nav­i­gat­ing the no- boyfriend zone.

If any­thing, there are two sub- plots too many – you’ll know ‘ em when you see ‘ em – and a few fea­tured play­ers who for­get to bring their A- game.

Rebel Wil­son is a real let­down here, lazily laps­ing into her de­fault mode of robot­i­cally say­ing ran­dom stuff so scenes with­out a point can be ended on the spot.

Dakota John­son, how­ever, shows a cer­tain screen pres­ence that is sure to de­velop across com­ing projects. All she needs is the right role ( it won’t be the next 50 Shades movie) and nextlevel star­dom awaits.

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