6.7/10
24,130
85 user 33 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
4,232 ( 454)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Debbie Hunt
...
David Bailey (as Jim True)
...
...
Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
...
Andy (as James LeGros)
Devon Raymond ...
Ruth
Camilo Gallardo ...
Luiz
...
Pam
...
The Mime
...
...
Mayor Weber
...
Jamie
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vida de Solteiro  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$18,472,850 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave saw a list of Citizen Dick song titles, all completely made up, which would appear briefly in the film and decided to pen songs to match each title. One of those songs, "Seasons", appears on the film soundtrack. Another, "Spoonman", was later recorded by Soundgarden. It became a hit in 1994 and can be heard in a rough version (perhaps a demo) in the film when an unseen person is posting Citizen Dick fliers. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eddie: A compliment for us, is a compliment for you.
See more »

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 Hype! (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting for Somebody
Written and Produced by Paul Westerberg
Performed by Paul Westerberg
Courtesy of Sire Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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.


46 of 52 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?