There isn't much originality in this rude female-led comedy, but its observations on single life are a nicely updated twist on the Sex and the City formula. The film is also often very funny, keeping the energy levels high while refusing to go down the usual narrative route in each of the loosely intertwined plot-strands.
It's set in New York, of course, where Alice (Dakota Johnson) is newly single and starting a new job. Her colleague Robin (Rebel Wilson) takes her under her wing, teaching her how to be single in the big city. Alice's sister Meg (Leslie Mann) is a maternity doctor who's suddenly feeling the need to have a child of her own. Then just as she becomes pregnant using a sperm bank, she meets the outrageously charming Ken (Jake Lacy), who she thinks might be too young for her. Meanwhile, Alice's neighbour Lucy (Alison Brie) is flirting with the womanising local barman Tom (Anders Holm) as she looks for her perfect man.
Yes, this is another movie in which women define themselves by their aching need for a man. This kind of undermines the "you have to be happy on your own" message, although at least the three main romantic-comedy plots don't fit into the usual cliched structure. The film is packed with frank, girly conversations, exploring how it feels to be single in a society in which coupling up is seen as the ultimate goal. So while commenting on every possible aspect of sex and relationships, the script also tries to say that it's perfectly fine to remain happily unattached. Thankfully, the cast is grounded enough to balance the comedy and romance in realistic situations. Johnson, Brie and Mann all deliver funny, revealing performances as smart women who make silly decisions. Wilson, by contrast, is mere comic relief in the same role she always plays.
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Busy Philipps, Marc Silverstein, Birdie Leigh Silverstein and Cricket Pearl Silverstein - Busy Philipps with husband Marc Silverstein with their daughters Birdie and Cricket have luch followed by an afternoon playing at the park - Los Angeles, United States - Sunday 29th March 2015
Busy Philipps, Marc Silverstein and Birdie Silverstein - Cougar Town star Busy Philipps out in West Hollywood with family all wearing matching grey t-shirt portraying a flamingo and dog in jewelry t-shirt - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 30th October 2014
Actress Busy Philipps has given birth to a little girl, and a big sister for her other daughter, 4 year-old Birdie.
Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps and screenwriter Marc Silverstein welcomed a healthy baby girl into their lives on 2nd July. Her representative confirmed in a statement: "I can confirm [Busy] gave birth to a baby girl on July 2 who weighed 8.5 pounds. Everyone is healthy and happy," as reported in The Daily Mail.
Marc & Busy Take A Walk In The Later Stages Of Philipps' Pregnancy.
Busy, real name Elizabeth, announced the birth herself via Instagram in a blurry black and white photo with the simple caption "So this happened...", referring to the tiny baby she was cradling in her arms. People states that during an appearance on Anderson Live, she explains her reasons for announcing the arrival of her little one to the world on Twitter: "I just wanted it to come directly from me in my voice. I always hate those celebrity statements that are like, 'We are so over the moon and overjoyed.'"
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Goofy recording engineer Leo (Tatum) and adorable artist Paige (McAdams) had a cute romance, quirky wedding and four happy years together before a car crash changed everything. Leo only has minor injuries, but Paige has lost some five years of memories. Crucially, she has no idea who Leo is. And she doesn't remember turning her back on her law course, smirking fiance (Speedman) and wealthy parents (Lange and Neill). They're all she remembers now, so Leo tries to remind her of who she became after she left them behind. If they'll let him.
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Our story centers around Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin), a copywriter for a spices catalog. Unlucky in love, she seeks advice from her equally ineffectual coworkers Janine (Jennifer Connelly) and Beth (Jennifer Aniston). The former is in a sexless marriage with her music industry rep hubby Ben (Bradley Cooper) who happens to be bedding a wannabe singer named Anna (Scarlett Johansson). The latter can't get her live-in partner of seven years, Neil (Ben Affleck), to commit to some form of nuptials. While Janine and Beth pursue their own guidance from gal pal ad editor Mary (Drew Barrymore), Gigi develops a platonic bond with wise guy bar manager Alex (Justin Long). He's a fount of information on how guys treat girls, and with his help, our heroine hopes to find Mr. Right... or at the very least, avoid Mr. Right Now.
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They are: She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, and now, Never Been Kissed. All treading some familiar ground: high school sucks.
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