Singles

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Overview

Cameron Crowe's sophomore effort Singles comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include the trailer, deleted scenes, and production notes. This is a decent release from Warner Brothers, but considering the respected soundtrack ...
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Overview

Cameron Crowe's sophomore effort Singles comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include the trailer, deleted scenes, and production notes. This is a decent release from Warner Brothers, but considering the respected soundtrack the film spawned it is surprising that there are not some extra features about it.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Production notes; One theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages and subtitles: English, Fran├žais
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Cameron Crowe's desultory ensemble romantic comedy is less probing than his best work, but between its appealing twentysomething characters and the film's sweetly whimsical humor, it's difficult to resist. Crowe tracks the unsettled lives of a group of young people looking for love against the backdrop of the then-hot Seattle music scene, and since they all live in the same apartment complex, it's something of a Melrose Place with brains. Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgewick, as a couple who meet in a club, connect, then waffle about their relationship while remaining absorbed with their careers, get the most screen time, but their friend's (Bridget Fonda) infatuation with a hilariously obtuse aspiring rock star (Matt Dillon) yields the film's funniest scenes and truest take on the serpentine course of love. By using an episodic, jokey structure, complete with blackouts, Crowe keeps a cool distance from anything potentially painful in the material, emphasizing the open-endedness of youthful romance. The film acutely targets the self-absorption of the two men, but seems a little too amused by the vulnerability of Fonda and Sheila Kelley as they contemplate makeover strategies in the quest for love. If by the end, Crowe seems to have had less on his mind than usual, he leaves one with a palpable sense of well-being for having spent time with these characters.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/1999
  • UPC: 085391241027
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan / Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 96,005

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bridget Fonda Janet Livermore
Campbell Scott Steve Dunne
Kyra Sedgwick Linda Powell
Sheila Kelley Debbie Hunt
Jim True David Bailey
Matt Dillon Cliff Poncier
Bill Pullman Dr. Jamison
James LeGros Andy
Devon Raymond Ruth
Camilo Gallardo Luiz
Ally Walker Pam
Eric Stoltz Mime
Jeremy Piven Doug Hughley
Tom Skerritt Mayor Weber
Bill Smille Boston Doctor
Jeff Ament Jeff
Bernard Bentley Spiro
Tim Burton Brian
Art Cahn Magazine Stand Clerk
Wayne Cody Himself
Chris Cornell Chris
Cameron Crowe Club Interviewer
Alice Marie Crowe Dr. Jamison's Nurse
Marion Dougherty
Thomas A. Doyle Wrong Phone Number
Jerome Ehlers Himself
Nina Escudero Airline Clerk
Dana Eskelson Club Girl
Tom Francis Deputy Mayor
Michael Gardner Mike
Paul Giamatti Kissing Man
Joan Giammarco Receptionist
Stone Gossard Stone
Sandra P. Grant Waitress
Lara Harris Poetess (Outtakes)
Mykol Hazsen Club Bouncer
Jim Hechim Rick
Amy Hill Hospital Nurse
Peter Horton Jamie
Heather Hughes Lauren
Daniel Johnson Sean
Jane Jones Denise
Karen Denice LaVoie Hostess
Matt Magnano Kid #1
Christopher Kennedy Masterson Steve-Age 10
Debi Mazar Brenda (Outtakes)
Xavier McDaniel Himself
Chuck McQuary Garage Opener Clerk
Pat di Nizio Sid
"Crazy Steve" Olsen Rob
Michael Parker Mover
Bruce Pavitt Bruce
Alicia Roper Kissing Woman
Stephen Rutledge Charles
Jaffar Smith Kid #2
Michael Su Ted
Randy Thompson Stu
Eddie Vedder Eddie
Dan Wartman Single Kid on Plane
Johnny S.B. Willis Rick
Jerry Ziesmer Councilman Jordan Fisher
Technical Credits
Cameron Crowe Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Richard Chew Co-producer, Editor
Kelly Leigh Curtis Associate Producer
Kelly Curtis Associate Producer
Clay Griffith Set Decoration/Design
Mark Haack Art Director
Richard Hashimoto Producer
Stephen Lineweaver Production Designer
Art Linson Executive Producer
Jane Ruhm Costumes/Costume Designer
Ueli Steiger Cinematographer
Paul Westerberg Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Standard
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Seattle Credits [2:11]
2. My own place; Luiz [4:56]
3. Neer lose it again [1:26]
4. Fun/single [1:36]
5. What comes out [1:06]
6. Her Renaissance man [3:33]
7. Bound for DeSoto [1:31]
8. Steve/Cliff acts [3:41]
9. The newsstand [1:16]
10. On the button [3:48]
11. Evening w/Linda [7:00]
12. Advice from Xavier [3:04]
13. Hourglass Syndrome [3:55]
14. Breast consultation [1:31]
15. Tired/right thing [:50]
16. Blues for T-shirt [4:35]
17. Debbie Country [3:15]
18. Negative energy [1:27]
19. Janet/dr. have fun [4:15]
20. Gone w/the sneeze [3:29]
21. Blue news [3:53]
22. Expect the best [5:15]
23. Eternal dating [1:40]
24. Crashing to a halt [3:38]
25. Loud speakers [1:30]
26. The perfect thing [2:47]
27. Mr. new calling [3:03]
28. Thumb down [1:36]
29. A single guy [1:53]
30. Took you so long? [5:17]
31. You rock my world [3:18]
32. Opening doors [3:48]
33. End Credits [2:53]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Seattle Credits [2:11]
2. My own place; Luiz [4:56]
3. Never lose it again [1:26]
4. Fun/single [1:36]
5. What comes out [1:06]
6. Her Renaissance man [3:33]
7. Bound for DeSoto [1:31]
8. Steve/Cliff acts [3:41]
9. The newsstand [1:16]
10. On the button [3:48]
11. Eveing w/Linda [7:00]
12. Advice from Xavier [3:04]
13. Hourglass syndrome [3:55]
14. Breast consultation [1:31]
15. Tired/right thing [:50]
16. Blues for T-shirt [4:35]
17. Debbie Country [3:15]
18. Negative energy [1:27]
19. Janet/dr. have fun [4:15]
20. Gone w/the sneeze [3:29]
21. Blue news [3:53]
22. Expect the best [5:15]
23. Eternal dating [1:40]
24. Crashing to a halt [3:38]
25. Loud speakers [1:30]
26. The perfect thing [2:47]
27. Mr. new calling [3:03]
28. Thumb down [1:36]
29. A single guy [1:53]
30. Took you so long? [5:17]
31. You rock my world [3:18]
32. Opening doors [3:48]
33. End Credits [2:53]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Standard
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Bridget Fonda- janet
         Campbell Scott- steve
         Kyra Sedgwick- linda
         Sheila Kelley- debbie
         Jim True- bailey
         Bill Pullman- dr. jamison
         Matt Dillon- Cliff
         Written and Directed by Cameron Crowe
      Outtake #1: Advice to a lovelorn Steve
      Outtake #2: Bailey's French club fantasy
      Theatrical Trailer
   Select Languages
   Play Movie
Side #2 -- Widescreen
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Bridget Fonda- janet
         Campbell Scott- steve
         Kyra Sedgwick- linda
         Sheila Kelley- debbie
         Jim True- bailey
         Bill Pullman- dr. jamison
         Matt Dillon- cliff
         Written and Directed by Cameron Crowe
      Outtake #1: Advice to a lovelorn Steve
      Outtake #2: Bailey's French club fantasy
      Theatrical Trailer
   Select Language
   Play Movie
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Neat Romantic Comedy...Totally 90s.

    I saw this movie for the first time finally, and I thought it was pretty good. I love it's depiction of dating in the 90s. Matt Dillon's character was my absolute favorite..the grunged out rocker guy in it. I won't say anything about his role in the movie, but I got a good chuckle out of him. I enjoyed the cameos by certain 90s grunge bands too, such as Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam. I went all through high school listening to bands like that, and still do to this day. I also that that Tim Burton's cameo in it as Brian was pretty cool. He has never been in anything before...even stuff he has directed/produced, at least not to my knowledge, so it was actually cool to see him on screen for a change. The man was only in it for maybe about 3 or 4 minutes, but it was still cool. Tim Burton is my favorite director/producer, and I have an entire collection dedicated to the guy, and even though he was only in this a few minutes, it still counted, so I stuck it in that collection. Moving on though, I thought this movie was rather enjoyable, and there is one part that is actually pretty sad too, but over all, it's a winner. If you like romantic comedies, give it a watch.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    pretty cool movie

    an early 90's film real cool movie with Bridget Fonda and Matt Dilllon they should make more movies like this real awesome movie the girl likes the guy thats a crush i like Singles

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Flick!

    I absolutely loved this movie. It counts as one of my favorite of all time. It has some great lines and FUNNY situations. The fact that the characters talk to the camera makes you feel included in the group of friends. I recommend it wholeheartedly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    cool

    I watched this movie on tv because nothing else was on. I expected it to be bad but kept watching because I love the period and place it is taking place in. I realy like it It has a great sound track and cool apperances by people like Eddie Vedder. I sugest this movie to any one who likes movies about love but hates realy sappy things and also people who like grunge music and seatle in the early 90's.

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