How to Be Single is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Christian Ditter.

Official trailers

MGM on Thursday, November 19, 2015 released the trailer:
How To Be Single | Official Trailer .

Story intro

Alice temporarily dumps her college boyfriend Josh and moves to New York City to be a paralegal. She moves in with her sister, Meg, an OB/GYN who refuses to have a baby or relationship. Alice befriends wild Australian co-worker Robin, who enjoys partying and one-night stands, and local bartender Tom, who embraces the bachelor lifestyle and hooks up with various women, including Alice. Tom meets Lucy at his bar when she uses his Internet for free; she explains she is looking for "The One" using various dating sites. Alice meets with Josh to tell him that she is ready to get back together with him. Josh explains he is seeing someone else, which distresses Alice. Meg has a change of heart while watching over a baby and decides to have a child of her own via a sperm donor. Shortly after she becomes pregnant, Meg unexpectedly hooks up with a younger man, Ken, after meeting him at Alice's office Christmas party. Ken, the law office receptionist, is smitten with her. She tries to break it off, but he continues to pursue her cutely. Thinking Ken is too young for her to have a future with, she hides the pregnancy from him. Back at Tom's bar, Lucy has a string of horrible dates, at which point Tom realizes that he has feelings for her. In an attempt to put herself out there, Alice attends a networking event, where she hits it off with a man named David. Lucy has been in a relationship for three weeks with a man named Paul, who reveals that he has been seeing other people, thinking she was doing the same, and breaks up with her. Lucy breaks down at her volunteer job reading to kids at a bookstore. George, who works there, soothes her, and the two begin a relationship.


Dakota Johnson
Rebel Wilson
Alison Brie
Leslie Mann
Anders Holm
Nicholas Braun
Jake Lacy
Jason Mantzoukas
Colin Jost
Brent Morin
Lucy's Date
Damon Wayans Jr.
Mickey Gooch Jr.
Robin's Date
Sarah Ramos
Vanessa Rubio
David's Wife
Zani Jones Mbayise
Kay Cannon
Woman Giving Birth
Judith Lightfoot Clarke
Josh's Mom
Patrick Boll
Josh's Dad
Anna Eilinsfeld
Bachelorette Brittany
Charlotte Kirk
Bachelorette Tiffany
Angela Bellotte
Kevin Yamada
Alice's Boss
Richie Moriarty
Co-Worker Stan
Paul Laudiero
Co-Worker Law Office
Richard 'Bumper' Walker
Café Waiter (as Richard Bumper Walker)
Ali Marsh
Real Estate Broker
Patrick J. Clark
Cute Guy in Café (as Patrick Clark)
Diana Oh
Sign in Lady
Eason Rytter
Ella June Conroy
Little Girl
Katrina Braxton
Kate Fahrner
Postpartum Patient
Sipiwe Moyo
Baby Store Customer
Genevieve Adams
Cashier - Baby Store
Julia Mattison
Makeup Sales Lady
Caroline Lowe
Girl Next Door
Murf Meyer
Guy in Underwear
Jonathan Braylock
DeWitt Fleming Jr.
Roof Party Guest
Chloe Fontain
Law Party Guest
Dana Fox
Pregnant Bridget
Allan Greenberg
Roy Koshy
Anthony Triolo
Tony Cheng


Principal photography began on April 20, 2015 in New York City, and ended on June 25, 2015.

The film How to Be Single was scheduled to be released on February 9, 2016 (London), on February 12, 2016 (United States) and on April 7, 2016 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, InterCom, NOS Audiovisuais, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., HBO Max, Net5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.

The duration of the film is 110 minutes. With a budget of $38 million, the film grossed over $112.3 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


How to Be Single got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: How to Be Single

Wikipedia: How to Be Single

Hashtags: #HowToBeSingle, #HowToBeSingleMovie, #ChristianDitter, #DakotaJohnson, #RebelWilson, #AlisonBrie, #LeslieMann, #AndersHolm, #NicholasBraun, #JakeLacy, #JasonMantzoukas, #ColinJost, #BrentMorin, #DamonWayansJr, #MickeyGoochJr, #SarahRamos, #VanessaRubio, #ZaniJonesMbayise, #KayCannon, #JudithLightfootClarke, #PatrickBoll, #AnnaEilinsfeld, #CharlotteKirk, #AngelaBellotte, #KevinYamada, #RichieMoriarty, #PaulLaudiero, #RichardBumperWalker, #AliMarsh, #PatrickJClark, #DianaOh, #EasonRytter, #EllaJuneConroy, #KatrinaBraxton, #KateFahrner, #SipiweMoyo, #GenevieveAdams, #JuliaMattison, #CarolineLowe, #MurfMeyer, #JonathanBraylock, #DeWittFlemingJr, #ChloeFontain, #DanaFox, #AllanGreenberg, #RoyKoshy, #AnthonyTriolo, #TonyCheng.