Living in the frigid Midwest can be rather gloomy this time of year. Winter seems to drag on and on and on and on and on… Therefore, when an opportunity to travel to Florida (the land of palm trees, sunshine, and oranges) to watch Favorite Baby play baseball arose, I jumped on it. Step 2 was finding a travel buddy for the adventure because Big Jon was not too keen on me visiting the Sunshine State all alone – isn’t he cute? Luckily for me, my Favorite Fiancé has her own business and a fabulous fiancé who encouraged her to visit the
beach baseball park with me.
All this to say that this past week while in Florida and in-between baseball games Favorite Fiancé and I saw How to Be Single with the amazing Rebel Wilson. Before I get to the review tho, I need to take a moment to share a few things about our adventure. First, Favorite Baby hit a killer triple in his very first at-bat in college – woot-woot!!!
Second, the seafood, the beach, and even the cute little rum drinks were a welcome reprieve from the snow and winter – even if it did reach 70 degrees at home while we were away. ☺
Now, without further ado, the movie review. I love Rebel Wilson – in fact, we watched Pitch Perfect on our flight down to Florida. You know the one…
Because Ms. Wilson tends to be a bit on the raunchy side, we assumed that How to Be Single would be filled with said raunchiness. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie’s sweet plot and fun humor. The movie starts out with Alice (Dakota Johnson) leaving her boyfriend on a quest to find herself and figure out life. She heads to New York and moves in with her sister (Leslie Mann), starts a new job and befriends Robin (Rebel Wilson). The movie centers on these women and their adventures in the single scene. The thing is, it is not as much about hook-ups and one night stands but more about figuring out who you are and what you want out of life.
And yet there are moments that are pure Rebel Wilson funny…
It’s just plain fun. And I have to admit, I love Leslie Mann. She is great as “The Older Woman” who has chosen career over love and family thus far. There is a great scene where she has a lengthy conversation with an infant who just smiles and gurgles at her. It is priceless and eventually, life changing for her character. Her self-deprecating humor is always enjoyable. At one point in the movie, a younger man is interested in Meg but she thinks she is too old for him.
I guess the bottom line is this movie is great for everyone. Well, maybe not everyone, but it is a light-hearted romantic comedy with a bit of edgy humor and a lot of real life drama. Both Favorite Fiancé and I loved it and would recommend you check it out. 🙂