The Seattle music scene is the backdrop for this tale of single twentysomethings trying to find themselves and each other in the 1990s. Linda (Kyra Sedgwick) and Steve (Campbell Scott) meet in a club and begin to play the dating game. Janet (Bridget Fonda) has a thing for Cliff (Matt Dillon), who barely acknowledges her existence. Cameron Crowe's (SAY ANYTHING, JERRY MAGUIRE) script tackles the ups and downs of romance with humor and honesty. Highlights include live performances by Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, as well as cameos by the members of Pearl Jam.
Singles has to be one of my all-time favorite 90's movies (although my list of movie faves is pretty long). I should say right up front that for me, the club scenes alone are reason enough to love this movie. I am a huge fan of grunge/alternative rock. So the performances by Soundgarden and Alice in Chains are some of my favorite parts in the movie. Plus, Eddie Veddar has a bit role as a member of the fictional band, Citizen Dick. Matt Dillon is comedy as Cliff Ponsier, the mediocre and artistically-challenged … more
Pros: music, Bridget Fonda, fun cameos, a couple of conversations Cons: Campbell Scott, horrible pacing, tries too hard, mostly bad dialogue The Bottom Line: Love in the '90s is paranoid, but Crowe makes it seem pretty lame. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. One of the beautiful things about Say Anything (1989) is its innocence. You experience 19-year-old Lloyds jubilation and pain … more