Saturday, November 12, 2011

Singles (1992)

Synopsis: Grungy Seattle 20-somethings experience the pleasures and pains of romance as they take in lots and lots of Alice in Chains and Soundgarden.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Romance in the ‘90s is where you find it. But what do you do to make it happen in today’s hilarious mixed-up Singles world?”

What Did I Learn?: The TV show “Friends” was a total rip-off of this movie.

Really?: Let me see...there’s the environmental activist who owns a 1970s gas guzzler and says: “I love my car”; the rocker with more jobs than Grover, and who never seems to  smoke a joint; and the coffee shop waitress who has the money for boob enhancement surgery as she’s struggling to pay off her student loans.

Rating: Singles is an enjoyable stroll down Memory Lane (funny how the future seemed much more limitless back then, but maybe I’m just getting older), but the characters - and dating itself - are timeless. 7.5/10 stars.


  1. Grunge brought out some interesting music to the forefront for a year or two. Then this movie came along along with the Ralph Lauren "flannel grunge" line and it was basically over. Personally, I give this 2 out of 5 pints at best.
    - MCH

  2. Matthew - first of all, I enjoy your reviews, and I love your rating system (pints!)

    Singles wasn't the best film I've ever seen, but it was funny and charming in places, and it did a decent job of capturing a moment in time. I have to ask, though: is your proposed rating of 2 out of 5 pints based upon an objective critique of the movie itself, or are you pissed about it's role in mainstreaming the grunge scene?


  3. Well, I really don't know. I just hate this movie.
    - MCH

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