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The Singles Ward (2002)

When Jonathan Jordan gets divorced he's thrust back into the world of being a single Mormon - a world who's ultimate goal is eternal marriage. Struggling to fit in, Jonathan decides to stop... See full summary »

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Kurt Hale
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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 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 who's 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? Written by Anonymous

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single | church | marriage | mormon | love | See All (21) »

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szinglik előnyben See more »

Filming Locations:

Provo, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,649, 3 February 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,250,798, 3 November 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Heard over the phone by Jonathan when he is talking to the fire chief. See more »

Goofs

The shadow of a boom mic can be seen in the top part of the screen while Dallen opens his mission call. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: Oh yeah, sure! Let's make fun of the *Mormons*!
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"No animals (or amphibians) were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Teach Me To Walk
Written by Clara W. McCaster
Performed by Soul Saints
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Not for "nons"
8 March 2004 | by amybjorgeSee all my reviews

I enjoyed certain parts of the "The Singles Ward", but one thing that really bothered me was how the non-Mormon archetypes were portrayed.

I can think of only two: The male non-Mormon, who was covered with tattoos and body piercings (very scary-looking), who liked to "car bungee" and the Female non-Mormon who worked in the comedy club and was, for lack of a better term, a bitch. "Thankfully", at least the male non-Mormon, due to the good influence of his LDS roommates, went on to serve a church mission and adopted a more "clean cut" image. Sadly, I don't know what happened to the vicious tank-top-wearing bitch. I see these types of things way too much in LDS movies, which I think is unfortunate because it comes across as ignorant and bigoted, even if it is unintentional. I definitely think it says something about how non-Mormons are sometimes perceived by Mormons (especially in Utah).

Also, I thought that Cammie's character was a little intense. I thought that the jokes Jonathan made about BYU were mild and amusing, but they made Cammie cry because they were just so "anti". At times during the movie, I wondered if God himself would fully meet her approval.

Every time one of these movies comes out, I wonder if "this one" will be "the one" that appeals to both LDS and Non-LDS alike. I'm still waiting.


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