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The Singles Ward (2002)

A divorced, Mormon stand-up comedian moves after divorce to loosen the ties to the church and its singles ward. A woman from the new church calls and he responds rudely. Meeting her later, he notices that she's nice and cute.

Director:

Kurt Hale

Writers:

John E. Moyer (story by) (as John Moyer), John E. Moyer (screenplay by) (as John Moyer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Swenson ... Jonathan Jordan
Connie Young ... Cammie Giles
Daryn Tufts ... Eldon
Kirby Heyborne ... Dallen Martin
Michael Birkeland ... Hyrum
Robert Swenson ... Zak Aldridge (as Robert 'Bob-O' Swenson)
Lincoln Hoppe ... DeVerl
Tarance Edwards Tarance Edwards ... Troy
Michelle Ainge Michelle Ainge ... Allyson
Gretchen Whalley Gretchen Whalley ... Stacie
Sedra Santos Sedra Santos ... Laura
Wally Joyner Wally Joyner ... Brother Angel
Danny Ainge ... A Sunbeam Teacher
Richard Dutcher ... Wes The Neighbor
Shawn Bradley ... A Mechanic
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Storyline

When Jonathan Jordan gets divorced he's thrust back into the world of being a single Mormon - a world whose ultimate goal is eternal marriage. Struggling to fit in, Jonathan decides to stop going to church only to be pursued by the members of the local singles ward who want to reactivate him. Nothing works until Jonathan falls for Cammie Giles, the ward activities director. Suddenly, going to church becomes much more appealing. But is he going for the right reasons?

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Taglines:

The Road to Eternal Marriage Has Never Been Longer

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language
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Trivia

The movie that was being shown as Jonathan was looking at the big screen TVs was Out of Step (2002) See more »

Goofs

In the credits, "In Our Lovely Deseret" is misspelled as "In Our Lovely Desert." See more »

Quotes

Eldon: I've been dancing with this girl, Julia.
Dallin: Oh flip, dude, she's a cutie.
Eldon: Yeah, but she uses a DayTimer, and I'm not sure how I feel about that.
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Crazy Credits

"No animals (or amphibians) were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

Connections

References Meet the Parents (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Love Is
Words by Joanne Bushman Doxey and Norma B. Smith
Music by Joanne Bushman Doxey and Marjorie Castleton Kjar
Arranged by Tim Fullmer
Performed by The Rockamatics
Courtesy of Flying Pig Records (uncredited)
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Fun if you get the jokes
27 December 2002 | by drgibsonSee all my reviews

This is certainly not a great film, but it's a lot of fun if you are LDS, like myself, have been in a singles ward, and get the many LDS culture jokes. Also, playing Spot-the-LDS-Celebrity adds to the film's appeal. But Singles Ward will just confuse and perhaps irritate non-members. So far only Richard Dutcher (who has a funny cameo in this film) has managed to go beyond the Mormon genre and appeal to non-members and audiences outside Utah/Idaho/Nevada,... with God's Army and especially Brigham City.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Singles Ward See more »

Filming Locations:

Provo, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,149, 3 February 2002

Gross USA:

$1,250,798

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,250,798
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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