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Singles (1992)

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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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Debbie Hunt
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David Bailey (as Jim True)
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Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
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Andy (as James LeGros)
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Luiz
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Mayor Weber
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Jamie

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Vida de Solteiro  »

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$18,472,850 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The rock band Nirvana was supposed to contribute to the soundtrack but backed out. See more »

Goofs

Debbie doesn't tell the "Expect The Best" clerk her name before he calls her "Debbie". See more »

Quotes

Cliff Poncier: This negativity just makes me stronger, we will not retreat, this band is unstoppable!
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Crazy Credits

David (Jim True) walks down a street. His voiceover says that Steve's search for the perfect girl is a trap, and that he lives his own life like a French movie where everyone is cool and no attachments are made. He enters a beatnik club where a woman (Lara Harris) recites a poem in French. She sits down with him for a brief conversation in French and they leave together. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Parks and Recreation: How a Bill Becomes a Law (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Train
Written and Performed by John Coltrane
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
A Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Cema Special Markets
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Not to be confused with other 'gen-x' films
21 July 2003 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

SINGLES is a charming, romantic movie and one of Cameron Crowe's best.

An oft-heard criticism of this film is that it's not an authentic portrayal of the Gen-X culture of the early 90's, but I've yet to see that done well in any film.

More importantly, the film never claims to be a Gen-X film. It's set in Seattle during the height of Seattle Sound but the cast is made up of driven professionals and slackers alike. It's more of a cross-section of 20-somethings, not a focus on Gen-X or Grunge. The characters, settings and themes are all to a certain degree idealized, which is a staple of Crowe's style.

Where this film's charm really lies is in capturing the spirit of the early-90's and the anti-classist sentiment embraced by teens and young professionals in opposition to the "status is everything" 1980s. It's nice to remember a time when being socially and environmentally conscious was actually fashionable for a time.

Sadly we all got sucked into the dot-com thing and realized we can be just as bad as our parents.


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