A page from the Grunge Diaries...
Singles was made during the height of the grunge years, the early 90's
youth's attempt to be profound. Aside from sounding like neo-hippies,
years did produce some gnarley music and strange fashions.
Set in the birthplace of Grunge, Seattle Washington, the film follows
several twenty-somethings attempt to find love. Bridget Fonda is Janet, is
self-doubting young woman who is hopelessly trying to get the attention of
the clueless multi-employed singer, Cliff (Matt Dillon). Debbie (Shelia
Kelley) is so desperate for a relationship, she seeks to find that lasting
relationship with a horrible video dating service.
Unfortunately, some of the character's doubts about their relationships
comes from trying too hard to go by some previously established,
rules of dating. Such is the initial problem between Linda (Kyra Sedwick)
and Steve (Campbell Scott). Notice his opening pick up line. And they are
really the main characters in the story, trying to dodge any obstacles
might screw up the chances for this relationship because this could be The
One. The entire dating plot becomes rather self-indulgent, though the more
entertaining one is between Janet and Cliff, since Cliff is such an
And, what is an early 90s Seattle-based movie without some music? This
is partly advertised for it's soundtrack, which features Pearl Jam (the
gorgeous Eddie Vedder and bassist Jeff Ahmet of Pearl Jam appear in
scenes as accompanying musicians in Cliff's band, Citizen Dick).
has a stage scene as does Alice in Chains. They picked the creme of the
of Seattle Grunge (but where's Nirvana?) to add some flavor to this
lackluster movie. I've never been much a fan of Cameron Crowe films,
anyways, which I think are often overrated (see Vanilla Sky). If for
else, I'd highly recommend it for fans of the Grunge Days because this is
really a page from the Grunge Diaries..
amber77 watch A Sound Of Thunder movie
Singles is the ultimate 90s movie..
lizzie19 watch Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story movie
Watch this movie for the soundtrack if nothing else! When Singles was released I was a junior in h.s. and very into the music coming out of Seattle. When I found out that Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains were going to be featured in both the movie and on the soundtrack I couldn't wait for either. The movie's cute, not too different from any other romcom really, but the context it takes place in is what makes the movie stand out for me. .
Rox_Eli watch Winter Of Frozen Dreams movie
I've never seen it before but it looks like a good movie..
Janie6 watch Shattered Glass movie
I absolutely love this movie, true 90s :) .
Defines the music, relationships & styles of the early 90's.
I really did enjoy this film, even though it's a bit before my generation,
as I was 11 when this film came out. The music in it is amazing and Eddie
Vedder and Jeff Ament each have small parts in the movie, as members of
Dillon's band. Plus it has a couple of live performances by Alice In
There's a scene that reminds you a lot of how "in" and mainstream grunge
music was in te early 90's, as Pearl Jam's "State Of Love & Trust" is
danced in a dance club as if really were dance music. I really can't wait
for rock to make it's come back. Most of todays music really does
At times this film reminded me a lot of early "Melrose Place". The
complex, the gossip and the fashion. All though these people weren't as
or mean as the character on MP.
Cameron Crowe does another great job, as it seems he aways has
I rate it a 7.5 out of 10..