How To Be Single
Out now / Cert. 15 / 110 mins.
Director Christian Ditter cast Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, rebel Wilson
Newly single Alice (Johnson) hits the Manhattan bar scene with her broody sister (Mann) and party girl pal (Wilson). this zippy comedy based on Liz tuccillo’s book is crowded with characters and conflicting messages about gender and relationship etiquette — it’s easy to spot the influence of both male and female screenwriters. But it taps into a few realistic dating dilemmas and for every cliché there’s a sharp, silly improvised aside from Wilson in a sexed-up version of her Pitch Perfect persona. With its themes and locations, cocktails and heels, this is giddy, glamorous catnip for Sex And The City fans.