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)

Cameron Crowe

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.


Bridget Fonda

Janet Livermore

Campbell Scott

Steve Dunne

Kyra Sedgwick

Linda Powell

Sheila Kelley

Debbie Hunt

Jim True-Frost

David Bailey

(as Jim True)

Matt Dillon

Cliff Poncier

Bill Pullman

Dr. Jeffrey Jamison

James LeGros


Devon Raymond


Camilo Gallardo


Ally Walker


Eric Stoltz

The Mime

Jeremy Piven

Doug Hughley

Tom Skerritt

Mayor Weber

Peter Horton


Love is a game. Easy to start. Hard to finish.

Release Date: 18 September 1992

Filming Locations: 1820 E. Thomas St, Seattle, Washington, USA

Gross: $18,472,850

Technical Specs


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.


Steve Dunne:
My dad left home when I was eight. You know what he said to me? Have fun, stay single. I was eight.

User Review

Little moments make 'Singles' one of my favorite movies

Rating: 9/10

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.