How to be single (2016)

What starts of as a typical ‘why to be single’ movie, quickly turns in to ‘how to be’. Different youngsters want to be single or attached for various reasons, highlighting the dilemma of both in the modern world.

A light breezy film, it could have packed more laughs but it had enough to get us through. Not overly reliant on sex or cliché feminism it had a balanced yet mostly bland view of relationships. Dakota Johnson plays her vulnerable card well and Rebel Wilson is dependable with the erratic laughs.

Predictable yet funny, it ended on a surprisingly unconventional note which did justice to the story.

2/5

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The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie: A satire on popular culture, super heroes and classic tales, this super rich animation will dazzle you with its detail and very fine story telling. Our most beloved lego toy is transformed into an intricate world with a very ‘sticky’ problem. How the characters (who have superb voice over) navigate through their predicament, is unique and entertaining.

Kids may enjoy the visuals, but the underlying philosophy and the way it is communicated may not be straight forward for them to digest or decode. Either way, it’s a treat for children and adults, with the multi-talented voices of Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Jonah Hill, Dave Franco, Channing Tatum, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman and Liam Neeson.

Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street) present a superior quality of grown up humour combined with intelligent animation.

You are in for a laughter fix.

3.5/5