AWFJ Movie of the Week, February 8-14: HOW TO BE SINGLE

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how to single posterOpening Feb. 12, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is How To Be Single, the new female-centric comedy from director Christian Ditter (Love, Rosie) featuring a stellar ensemble cast of some of today’s greatest young actresses. Read on…

Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) stars as Alice, a young woman determined to make the most out of being a single woman in New York City. Surrounding her are a colourful group of fellow singles, including Robin (Rebel Wilson), Lucy (Alison Brie) and Meg (Leslie Mann), who are all trying to navigate a world that is defined by shifting notions of love and relationships.

Written by Abby Kohn and Mark Silverstein (Valentine’s Day, He’s Just Not That Into You) along with Dana Fox (The Wedding Date, Couples Retreat), the film promises to be a fresh and modern take on the well-worn rom-com genre in the vein of Bridesmaids.

AWFJ Movie of the Week Panelists Comments:

Sheila Roberts: My recommendation is How to be Single, a fresh take on the comedy genre directed by Christian Ditter that features a talented ensemble cast of today’s best comedic actresses. Dakota Johnson delivers a sparkling performance as a young woman who sets out to have fun and make the most of the single lifestyle in New York City.

Film Details:
Title: How To Be Single
Director: Christian Ditter
Release Date: February 12, 2016
Running Time: 110 minutes
Language: English
Shooting Location(s): New York City
Principal Cast: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie
Screenwriters: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein & Dana Fox
Production Companies: Flower Films, New Line Cinema, Rickard Pictures
Distributor: Warner Bros
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AWFJ Movie of the Week Panel Members: Nikki Baughan, Anne Brodie, Candice Frederick, Pam Grady, Leba Hertz, Loren King, Cate Marquis, Katherine McLaughlin, Jennifer Merin, Nell Minow, Perri Nemiroff, Sheila Roberts, Liz Whittemore, Jeanne Wolf.

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Edited by Sandra Kraisirideja, AWFJ.org Associate Editor

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Nikki Baughan

Nikki Baughan is a London-based freelance film critic and features writer. Formerly editor of both Film Review and movieScope magazines, Nikki is currently contributes to various print and online publications, including Screen International, BFI, The List and Film Divider.