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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Trivia

In the scene where Steve (Campbell Scott) is buying pregnancy tests and comes across the grocery cashier (Jeremy Piven), the cashier mentions that he knows him from "Mr. Deegan's class". Mr. Deegan is a teacher mentioned in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), which Cameron Crowe wrote. See more »

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After Steve and Linda have water in the restaurant, he offers to giver her a ride back to work. As he is letting her in the passenger side, the boom mic is visible in the rear window of the car. See more »

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Steve Dunne: Linda, uh, it's me. I had to call you. It's about midnight. I was just having many beers. And, uh, I just wanted to say what I should have said at the dock. I fucking chickened out when I acted casual, like Mr. Casual. I should have said it. You... belong... with... me! We belong together. And what really pisses me off is that, now that we're really talking, you thought i proposed to you only because you were pregnant. What's that about! I mean... hey, this is not the bathroom! And you know ...
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Dyslexic Heart
Written by Paul Westerberg
Produced by Scott Litt and Paul Westerberg
Performed by Paul Westerberg
Courtesy of Sire Records
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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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