Parents' Guide to

Singles

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Classic '90s romcom with great soundtrack; sex, cursing.

Movie PG-13 1992 99 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Stay for the soundtrack...

I rented this film on VHS from Blockbuster shortly about a year after the film was released (as was customary then). The soundtrack is more memorable than the film, but I think that was always the point. Similar to Reality Bites, it is difficult and almost a let-down to pin down "it" culture as it's happening. It's changing and morphing faster than you can commit it to celluloid (now digital). It is entertaining and it serves as a fun look back on all of the artists of yesteryear, circa early 90s grunge.
age 13+

Familiar tales and vibes from Older Gen X should translate to newer Gens

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Romantic, funny, quirky, and infused with the iconic music of Seattle circa 1992, the film will still delight audiences hoping for a nostalgic look back or an almost-contemporary upbeat fairy tale. The acting is superb. Familiar characters take on a fresh glow when Cameron Crowe works his magic and creates an unmistakably relatable story that highlights both the apprehension and joy of being young, hopeful, and struggling all at the same time.

Singles was Crowe's follow-up to the now classic Say Anything. It preceded Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous; all four deserve their imminent standing among movies about becoming a grown-up in a fast-changing world.

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