Based on the book by Liz Tuccillo, How to Be Single is a hysterical female-driven comedy that offers multiple viewpoints on what it means to be single. With a cast of characters all at different stages of their lives and “singleness,” the film is touching, ridiculous, and relatable—filled with one laugh after the next.   (JEP:… Continue reading HOW TO BE SINGLE


Comedienne Amy Schumer is feisty and adorable in her first staring role, but the film–which she wrote–was directed by Judd Apatow. And Apatow, as the reigning master of mainstream comedy, succeeds in softening all of Schumer’s edges. There are some laugh-out-loud moments, especially in the first half, but the long, slow slide into a predicable finale weighs the whole film… Continue reading TRAINWRECK (JLH)


A workaholic Manhattan lawyer named “Carly” (Cameron Diaz) discovers that her new squeeze has a wife named “Kate” (Leslie Mann) tucked away in a huge house in the burbs! And then they find him playing at the beach with yet another gorgeous–and very young–GalPal named “Amber” (Kate Upton) — Eek! Punishing duplicitous “Mark” (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) begins… Continue reading THE OTHER WOMAN