A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

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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. Written by dirk-79

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

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Rated PG-13 for language, sex related dialogue and scenes of sensuality | See all certifications »

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

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$18,472,850 (USA)
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Based on a script that Cameron Crowe originally wrote in 1984, which took place in Phoenix, Arizona. After Andrew Wood, the lead singer of Seattle bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone, died of a drug overdose in January, 1990, Crowe noticed the music community in Seattle coming together to process the loss. He rewrote his script with the incident in mind, changing its setting to Seattle, which had been the location of his previous movie, Say Anything... (1989). See more »

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When Debbie and her roommate are fighting over Debbie's video date and he is listening to them through a nearby window, it is clear in the next shot that there are no windows nearby, just a door. See more »

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Janet Livermore: I've always been able to do this, break up with someone and never look back. Being alone: there's a certain dignity to it.
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Steve (Campbell Scott) goes to a house looking for Linda (Kyra Sedgwick), but a woman at the house (Debbie Mazar) tells him that she's moved out to live with some guy. See more »

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Referenced in The Taylor Predicament (1998) See more »

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Battle of Evermore
Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Produced by Brett Eliason and Stephen E. Smith (as Steve Smith)
Performed by The Lovemongers
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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A Nutshell Review: Singles (1992)
15 October 2005 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Love. Sex. Friendship. Companionship. These are the themes obviously explored in Cameron Crowe's early movie Singles, which revolve around the love lives of singles (naturally) living in a common apartment. We follow each of the protagonist Steve (Campbell Scott), Janet (Bridget Fonda), Cliff (Matt Dillon) and Linda (Kyra Sedgwick) through their ups and downs in dealing with the weird little emotion called Love.

Well, not quite. As we know early in the film, each have problems and their own peculiar viewpoints on the dating scene. We see Linda meeting and breaking up with a Spanish student she was so into, after seeing through his lies and sweet talk. It hurts, and she doesn't want to be hurt again. Steve too have had a bad experience, and (I can identify with this) swears off relationships for the next few years, deciding instead to focus on career. As Fate would have had it, these two will meet at the unlikeliest places and get into a relationship.

Cliff, an aspiring rocker, seemed to have taken his girlfriend Janet, for granted. And I think this is something that most people can identify with. When efforts go unappreciated, or when things go mundane, the question is, do you want to bail out? And when you do, what next? Would you give the ex another chance? If you do, how would you approach it? It's fun watching a movie that was made 13 years ago, and you wonder about how the initiating and sustaining of a relationship back then happened without technology which we are so used to these days. Back then, a mobile phone was a cordless one, and there is no such thing as an instant message, but an answering machine. Where Speed Dating was unheard of, but Video Dating was the rage (check out the funny Tim Burton cameo).

You wonder too about the career of the leads. Campbell Scott was noticed by many after his pairing with Julia Roberts in the movie Dying Young, but after this, seemed to have vanished into obscurity. And so has Kyra Sedgwick. Only Matt Dillon and Bridget Fonda are still around, somewhere.

Oh, the music. Peppered throughout the movie is the wonderful musical tracks that always seem to punctuate a particular moment succinctly. I like Tarantino and Crowe movies because music plays an integral part of the entire experience, and Singles too had excellent ballads blended with grunge rock, say, Pearl Jam (before they made it huge), which also made an appearance.

It's a beautiful, quirky little movie with excellent identifiable dialogue, music, humour, and a younger cast of stars whom we know today, thrown into situations that everyone in love would have experienced.


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