Well, all terrible jokes aside (mainly done because I didn't have any ideas for an opening paragraph.... yeah, I'll admit that. I don't feel judged at all), How To Be Single follows the story of a young woman named Alice (Dakota Johnson), who's taking time apart from her long time boyfriend (Nicholas Braun) to live life as a single woman, something she hasn't really experienced before. When starting at a new job, Alice meets Robin (Rebel Wilson), a drunk, fun loving woman who's main goal is to party all night and never, ever, under any circumstances go home. Then there's Alice's sister, Meg (Leslie Mann), who's single, but desperate for a baby. Also in the mix is Lucy (Alison Brie), who.... who.... who shares a mutual friend with them, I guess. That's about all she's relevant to.
That being said, there was one story that actually tugged on my heartstrings a little bit. At one point during the movie, Alice tries her luck dating a single father, David (Damon Wayans Jr.). His character started out charming and likeable, but soon lost me. He became, like all the characters in this film, a big cliché, and yet he still kept coming back. However, it didn't take too long for him to win me back over, and during the final scene he has on screen, I was emotional. I will be honest. It's a simple scene, but it's the only one that's stuck with me in the few days it's been since I saw this movie.
To sum up, How To Be Single is an uninteresting and unfunny rom com that attempts to convert the clichés, but ends up resorting back to them constantly. The cast are likeable and they save this film from being excruciating, but as a whole, it just didn't work.