A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.
Release Year: 1992
Rating: 6.5/10 (14,538 voted)
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick
Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The inter-related stories about each character's progress through the singles scene are intriguing and often very funny, and the soundtrack is a grunge fanatic's dream, with the likes of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney.
(as Jim True)
Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
Love is a game. Easy to start. Hard to finish.
Release Date: 18 September 1992
Filming Locations: 1820 E. Thomas St, Seattle, Washington, USA
Did You Know?
In the "Expect the Best" scene, Debbie is offering some suggestions for her video look, one of which was what she called the "Edie Sedgwick". Edie Sedgwick is the second cousin of actress Kyra Sedgwick, who played Linda in this film.
Steve is not wearing a seat belt immediately before the car accident. Immediately after the crash he is wearing it.
My dad left home when I was eight. You know what he said to me? Have fun, stay single. I was eight.
Little moments make 'Singles' one of my favorite movies
Cameron Crowe is one of those directors that thrive on making the
little moments in movies the most memorable ones you'll ever see in
your life. In 'Almost Famous,' it was when everyone on the Stillwater
tour bus was singing along to "Tiny Dancer." In 'Say Anything…' it
was when Lloyd was driving around and proclaimed how his heart was
exchanged for Diane's pen. Crowe also creates many memorable little
moments in 'Singles,' which may not be the most famous movie he's made
but it's one of the best.
Even though 'Singles' is about twenty-somethings in Seattle, everything
rang true to me as I am now, a teenager. The film is honest and real in
how couples become couples and how relationships can fall apart.
'Singles' isn't at all mean-spirited or depressing in its portrayal of
relationships or the dating game, so it might turn some people off who
want to see the extremely ugly confrontations (a la 'Closer'). But the
moments in 'Singles' that make it worth watching are when Linda (Kyra
Sedgewick) gets to know Steve (Campbell Scott) while going through his
record collection in his apartment. Or when Janet (Bridget Fonda)
sneezes and gets a "bless you" from someone she (and the audience)
would least expect.
Everything about 'Singles' is great. The cast, the music and the truth
behind the movie will bring a smile to your face.