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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is one happy-ending romance that doesn't feel forced. You can't help getting into the spirit of it."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"There is something new here, and very fresh."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Infernally precious."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"No matter your age, you will warm to the young men and women in Singles who are striving to find their balance in the pleasant ambiance of Seattle."
‑ Bill von Maurer, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Funny and well-observed and, most notably, plays to its audience's intelligence rather than its libido."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This is romantic comedy of the wispiest kind, but the picture is generous, graceful, and consistently funny."
‑ Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker
"Crowe doesn't add much to the general discussion, but he's assembled an attractive cast and seems to have a genuine affection for the young people on the screen."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Crowe's script relies for humor on such puerile notions as the supposed similarity between the words Spam and sperm, and such dullard's epigrams as "It's better to be the dumper than the dumpee.""
‑ , People Magazine
"Nobody's saying it's perfect, but it is hugely entertaining, a warm-yet-honest look at sex, love and relationships set against the growth of Seattle's grunge scene."
‑ , Total Film
"Crowe has created a smart, rumpled world where real people relate to each other about real feelings, using real words."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"There's a genial untidiness about Singles, but it's unified by Crowe's affection for his characters, and by the terrific Paul Westerberg music track, which plays like a pulse-beat to these people's lives."
‑ Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times
"Crowe's movie is like a great record album: the songs connect, and the people connect, too."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Crowe's greatest strength is the way he focuses on those smaller moments in life that are rarely reflected in movies."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"The film is stirred with humour and affection while achieving a pleasing blend of the city's café and grunge cultures."
‑ , Film4
"Watch for endless cameos and stars who would later go on to much higher heights."
‑ Christopher Null,
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