The Singles Ward
The Singles Ward (2002)

Kurt Hale's romantic comedy The Singles Ward is about a Mormon learning to get back into the singles scene. Jonathan (Will Swenson) is a stand-up comic whose recent divorce has made him lose faith in his Mormon beliefs. This questioning… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 10, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly

It all plays out ... like a high-end John Hughes comedy, a kind of Elder Bueller's Time Out.

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Steve Rhodes
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Theirs is a simple and heart-warming story, full of mirth that should charm all but the most cynical.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A word of advice to the makers of The Singles Ward: Celebrity cameos do not automatically equal laughs. And neither do cliches, no matter how 'inside' they are.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Those unfamiliar with Mormon traditions may find The Singles Ward occasionally bewildering.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

[D]oesn't bother being as cloying or preachy as equivalent evangelical Christian movies -- maybe the filmmakers know that the likely audience will already be among the faithful.

Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

It is parochial, accessible to a chosen few, standoffish to everyone else, and smugly suggests a superior moral tone is more important than filmmaking skill

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William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

There's no conversion effort, much of the writing is genuinely witty and both stars are appealing enough to probably have a good shot at a Hollywood career, if they want one.

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Curtis Lilly
Mormon movies could be good if they didn't feel like a bunch of Utah mormons made them, all with the exact same Utah mormon humor. But, I guess they were… More