Singles

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Overview

Set amidst the burgeoning Seattle alternative music scene of the early '90s, Singles follows a group of twentysomethings as they try to find love and try to come to terms with their passage into adulthood. Arranged as an episodic comedy, the film follows a group of friends who live in the same apartment building and hang out at the same coffee shop. The central couple is Steve Dunne Campbell Scott and Linda Powell Kyra Sedgwick, a pair who meet at an Alice In Chains concert and eventually fall in love. Singles ...
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Overview

Set amidst the burgeoning Seattle alternative music scene of the early '90s, Singles follows a group of twentysomethings as they try to find love and try to come to terms with their passage into adulthood. Arranged as an episodic comedy, the film follows a group of friends who live in the same apartment building and hang out at the same coffee shop. The central couple is Steve Dunne Campbell Scott and Linda Powell Kyra Sedgwick, a pair who meet at an Alice In Chains concert and eventually fall in love. Singles follows the tumultuous relationship between Steve and Linda and their friendship with Janet Livermore Bridget Fonda, who is trying to win the affection of grunge-rocker Cliff Poncier Matt Dillon. The film also has a number of cameos, including actors Eric Stoltz, Tom Skerritt, Peter Horton, director Tim Burton and the film's author/director, Cameron Crowe. From the musical side of the fence, Singles features appearances by Sub Pop executive Bruce Pavitt, musicians Chris Cornell Soundgarden, Pat DiNizio Smithereens, Tad Tad, and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, and Stone Gossard, who play Dillon's backing band, Citizen Dick.
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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: 8/12/1997
  • UPC: 085391537533
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Format: VHS

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
Tim Burton Brian
Marion Dougherty
Mykol Hazsen Club Bouncer
Karen Denice LaVoie Hostess
"Crazy Steve" Olsen Rob
Michael Parker Mover
Dan Wartman Single Kid on Plane
Peter Horton Jamie
Chuck McQuary Garage Opener Clerk
Christopher Kennedy Masterson Steve-Age 10
Matt Magnano Kid #1
Jaffar Smith Kid #2
Dana Eskelson Club Girl
Art Cahn Magazine Stand Clerk
Michael Su Ted
Jane Jones Denise
Johnny S.B. Willis Rick
Randy Thompson Stu
Paul Giamatti Kissing Man
Alicia Roper Kissing Woman
Xavier McDaniel Himself
Wayne Cody Himself
Eddie Vedder Eddie
Stone Gossard Stone
Cameron Crowe Club Interviewer
Jeff Ament Jeff
Pat di Nizio Sid
Chris Cornell Chris
Thomas A. Doyle Wrong Phone Number
Alice Marie Crowe Dr. Jamison's Nurse
Joan Giammarco Receptionist
Jim Hechim Rick
Heather Hughes Lauren
Bernard Bentley Spiro
Stephen Rutledge Charles
Daniel Johnson Sean
Bruce Pavitt Bruce
Michael Gardner Mike
Sandra P. Grant Waitress
Tom Francis Deputy Mayor
Jerry Ziesmer Councilman Jordan Fisher
Nina Escudero Airline Clerk
Amy Hill Hospital Nurse
Lara Harris Poetess (Outtakes)
Debi Mazar Brenda (Outtakes)
Jerome Ehlers Himself
Technical Credits
Cameron Crowe Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Richard Chew Co-producer, Editor
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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Customer Reviews

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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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