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Singles (1992)

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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David Bailey (as Jim True)
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Andy (as James LeGros)
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Vida de Solteiro  »

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$18,472,850 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The rock band Nirvana was supposed to contribute to the soundtrack but backed out. Cameron Crowe liked Nirvana's "Imodium" and wanted to use it in the soundtrack, he thought that song really belonged in the movie. They were working towards it and Crowe sent them a videocassette when Kurt Cobain was in Hawaii. Crowe told Rolling Stone in 2017 that he heard later that Cobain went to the premiere, somebody let him in through the exit door at the back of the theater and he watched the movie. Crowe said that he always thought that was pretty great, that that night, Kurt Cobain was also in the room. Before the movie was released, Nirvana told in a 1992 interview with MTV that they turned the movie down because it was just a love story that takes place in Seattle, and they didn't like "Rock n Roll movies". See more »

Goofs

For Debbie's flight, the ticket agent assigns her seat 3C. On the actual flight, she is seated in a window seat on the left side of the plane, which would be seat A, not C. See more »

Quotes

Steve Dunne: If I had a personal conversation with God, I would ask him to create this girl.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes after credits on video version See more »

Connections

Featured in Paul Westerberg: Dyslexic Heart (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Days
Written by Eric Avery, Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro (as David Navarro) and Stephen Perkins
Performed by Jane's Addiction
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Little moments make 'Singles' one of my favorite movies
27 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cameron Crowe is one of those directors that thrive on making the little moments in movies the most memorable ones you'll ever see in your life. In 'Almost Famous,' it was when everyone on the Stillwater tour bus was singing along to "Tiny Dancer." In 'Say Anything...' it was when Lloyd was driving around and proclaimed how his heart was exchanged for Diane's pen. Crowe also creates many memorable little moments in 'Singles,' which may not be the most famous movie he's made but it's one of the best.

Even though 'Singles' is about twenty-somethings in Seattle, everything rang true to me as I am now, a teenager. The film is honest and real in how couples become couples and how relationships can fall apart. 'Singles' isn't at all mean-spirited or depressing in its portrayal of relationships or the dating game, so it might turn some people off who want to see the extremely ugly confrontations (a la 'Closer'). But the moments in 'Singles' that make it worth watching are when Linda (Kyra Sedgewick) gets to know Steve (Campbell Scott) while going through his record collection in his apartment. Or when Janet (Bridget Fonda) sneezes and gets a "bless you" from someone she (and the audience) would least expect.

Everything about 'Singles' is great. The cast, the music and the truth behind the movie will bring a smile to your face.


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