Dated at this point but that IS the point: you'd be hard-pressed to find a better capsulation of the American pop culture landscape in 1992, that moment when the alternative became the mainstream. "Singles" is not the affecting love story that "Say Anything..." was, but "Say Anything..." didn't have a cameo from a shirtless Chris Cornell belting out his lungs or star a fresh-faced Bridget Fonda as a lovesick barista.
I love coming back to the company of these characters, the specificity of the Seattle scene that I was oblivious to while growing up there, and seeing Cameron Crowe, whose fingerprints are all over this, wear his heart on his sleeve. A time capsule of the early 90s, this story simply could not exist in the world of smart phones, social media and mp3s. Fascinating for this, and in its suggestion of Crowe's later work.
This is the ultimate yuppie love story. The coolest thing about this film is that Alice in Chains is the band performing in the club. Also this soundtrack is killer, it plays like a greatest hits of Grunge.
Inexplicablemente incluida en la XXV muestra internacional de cine del año 1992, y a pesar del muy solvente reparto, la presente joyita resulta ser todo un ladrillazo para la paciencia del espectador. Tipica "friends comedy", esta madre le hace preguntarse a uno en el interior de la sala "¿que chingados tengo que estar viendo esta madre?". Lo màs cagado del asunto es que el director Crowe es considerado un Auteur.
Honestly, there's nothing special in its storytelling, really. To me, it sounds very cliche. But, there is one thing that makes me still liked SINGLES: The interaction between the characters & the chemistry between them. In my opinion, it's kinda enjoyable to see SINGLES only for the performances alone. The cast are fantastic. But I prefer Bridget Fonda's character. Her character is so fun & exciting. An okay movie..