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Singles

Year: 1992
Studio: Warner Bros
Director: Cameron Crowe
Producer: Cameron Crowe
Writer: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Bridget Fonda, Matt Dillon, Bill Pullman, Eric Stoltz, Jeremy Piven, Tom Skerritt

This film occupies a special place in my heart. The first time I decided to review every film I'd ever seen (before the advent of filmism.net) I was a mere boy and I think I got up to 100 or so before I stopped bothering for whatever reason. Now I'm up to 2,700 and have my own website, but back then, this was the first film I reviewed.

Anyway, after that self-indulgent reverie, this was the 'Seattle/grunge movement' movie, aiming to become the definitive statement on love, romance and relationships among the newly-minted generation X in the city that spawned grunge as a culture.

It follows the tried and true formula applied everywhere from Love Actually to Crash , where a group of people who live in a Seattle apartment block try to circumnavigate their love lives with friends, partners, observers and the happenstance of romance.

There's little really new on offer as far as the story goes, but there are some attractive and talented leads like Scott and Sedgwick and everything hangs together nicely.

Bridget Fonda has the best line in the film and one I've always remembered like few others. Finding herself an adult and with the millennium looming, she tells a friend she thought by her age she'd be living in an airlock in space with five kids.

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