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Drew Barrymore Returns To Directing With ‘How To Be Single’

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Mar 16, 2011 | 6:45am EDT

Drew BarrymoreHere’s a fantastic idea: take dating advice from someone who married Tom Green. This should work out wonderfully.

Despite her dating history, Drew Barrymore is returning to the director’s seat for How To Be Single. Her directing debut, Whip It, was a decent movie and one of the better female centric films of the past decade. How To Be Single sounds like shit though. Following in the footsteps of Valentine’s Day and He’s Just Not That Into You, the film will follow, over the course of ten years, a group of New Yorkers as they navigate the dating world. Oh goody, another ensemble romantic comedy. It’s always so refreshing to see ten one-note characters in place of one really well-defined character that has normal human motivations. Why actually develop a character when you just tell an actor “you’re the greedy one?”

Anyway, HTBS is based off the novel of the same name by Liz Tuccillo. She has one other book credit to her name, and shocker, it is He’s Just Not That Into You. Barrymore produced that film as well and the writers, Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn, are penning HTBS too. Oh Drew, I really do appreciate you directing this movie, but we still won’t forget you dated a drummer and the “I’m a Mac” guy. Nice try though.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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