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How To Be Single

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How to Be Single

Welcome to the party

20161 h 35 min
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New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.

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Director Christian Ditter
Runtime 1 h 35 min
Release Date 10 February 2016
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Trying very hard to be the all new and feminist version of Sex and the City, (complete with voice over) this rom-com about how to find a man in New York attempts to subvert the genre but falls quite a bit short of the mark.  Despite there being a few laughs it felt pointless and devoid of any real feeling, as empty as a really bad one night stand.  I can’t fault the cast, they did what they could with questionable material but in the end it didn’t deliver the goods.  It was neither a shining light of feminism or so funny it didn’t matter.

Dirty Grandpa

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Dirty Grandpa

This is Jason. He's a little worried about his grandpa.

20161 h 42 min
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Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break.

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Director Dan Mazer
Runtime 1 h 42 min
Release Date 21 January 2016
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There were no surprises here.  A road movie with a not very unique storyline.  Straight up young guy whisked off by his recently widowed grandfather to have days and nights of debauchery in Florida. Of course this is all a rouse by clever Grandpa to encourage the young ‘un to follow his dream and not live his life to please others.  From The Graduate to The Hangover and many more in between we have seen it all before and the critics have absolutely panned this movie.  It’s rude, downright crude but that shouldn’t come as  a surprise if you’ve seen the trailers.  The humour at times is homophobic which never sits well.  I was a little confused after De Niro makes several inappropriate references and then when his ‘victim’ is attacked by bullies DeNiro defends him and makes the bully apologise with a little speech about how he’s from another time when this kind of humour was acceptable.  Writers back tracking or Grandpa being played ironically?  All that being said I did laugh out loud several times.  I suspect that some of the younger critics disgust with this movie might be about older people being horny…ewww.  We know, of course, that sex was invented by the young and to imagine that anyone over 40 indulges is pretty gross.  It was in my day too.  Ahh..the things we learn.   I wasn’t offended by the language or sexual references but what is it lately with vaginas?   It seems like every movie I see lately mentions vaginas..it’s like they’ve just discovered the word or maybe a censorship committee somewhere has just deemed it acceptable for mainstream films so directors feel obliged to pop one in, so to speak.    Dirty, dirty film, but a few laughs and I can forgive De Niro a lot.