Singles

Singles

Cameron Crowe (1992)

95min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Director Cameron Crowe received much attention for the Oscar-winning Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise. But the former rock journalist - he wrote Fast Times at Ridgemont High based on his own experiences - had already made an equally interesting romantic comedy with this wonderfully funny look at love among Seattle's 20-somethings. Matt Dillon is the self-centred grunge rocker in love with Bridget Fonda, while Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgwick are the couple too scared of commitment because of past experiences. They head an exemplary cast involved in the sort of dating rituals that recall the acerbic wit of early Woody Allen, but appealingly countered with a knowing and touching sweetness. Crowe's greatest strength is the way he focuses on those smaller moments in life that are rarely reflected in movies. Look out for cameos from Fonda's real-life partner Eric Stoltz (as a mime artist) and Mars Attacks! director Tim Burton (playing the director of a dating tape).

Summary

Two Seattle twentysomethings meet by chance at a concert and become immediately attracted to each other, but share a fear of commitment from past mistakes. Elsewhere, a young woman struggles to win the heart of a self-centred grunge rocker. Cameron Crowe's comedy drama, starring Bridget Fonda, Matt Dillon, Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott. Look out for a cameo appearance by director Tim Burton.

Cast & Crew

Janet Livermore Bridget Fonda
Steve Dunne Campbell Scott
Linda Powell Kyra Sedgwick
Debbie Hunt Sheila Kelley (1)
David Bailey Jim True
Cliff Poncier Matt Dillon
Dr Jamison Bill Pullman
Andy James LeGros
Mime Eric Stoltz
Mayor Weber Tom Skerritt
Director Cameron Crowe
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrothersGuidance: Contains swearing and sex scenes.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy