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Just in time for Valentine's Day, 'How to Be Single' treads a familiar path

Just in time for Valentine's Day, 'How to Be Single' treads a familiar path

This Valentine's Day weekend, the gender lines have been drawn in bright red. If you want the latest R-rated male fantasy of empowerment, lousy with testosterone, "Deadpool" is your diversion. For a 55-gallon drum of estrogen, help yourself to "How to Be Single." Both films are a little better than you'd expect, thanks to the key performers. I should add, however, that February, in movie parlance, is a synonym for "settling."

"How to Be Single" stars Dakota Johnson, queen of the Valentine's Day box office last year when she was checking out the Red Room of Pain in "Fifty Shades of Grey." Johnson's easygoing, offhanded charisma has...

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