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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$18,472,850 (USA)
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Steven drives an older red Saab fastback, the same car driven in Douglas Coupland's book Generation X. A book, like the movie, considered a touchstone for that generation. See more »

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When Steve and Linda are washing dishes they break a dish. They bend down to clean it up and end up sitting on the floor. At first they are several feet apart (enough space for a broken dish). Suddenly they are close enough to kiss. See more »

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Cliff Poncier: Where are the anthems for our youth? What happened to music that meant something? The Who at the Kingdome, or Kiss at the Coliseum... Where is the "Misty Mountain Hop," where is the, is the "Smoke on the Water"... Where is the "Iron Man" of today?
Janet Livermore: We're not going out tonight, are we... ?
Cliff Poncier: Look at this, most of these bands are like well designed bottles of bleach. It's beer and lifestyle music! I mean it's like the next world war will be sponsored by i don't know, what!
Janet Livermore: Let's just take a bath.
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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 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Skeleton Show (2006) See more »

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Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns
Written by Andrew Wood, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Greg Gilmore (as Gregory Gilmore) and Bruce Fairweather
Performed by Mother Love Bone
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products, a Division of Polygram Group Distributioin Inc.
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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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