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24th Jun '17 2:43:09 AM Piterpicher
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A 1992 ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe and set in {{Seattle}}, ''Singles'' is very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece as well as a love letter to the city's alternative/grunge scene of the early '90s.

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A 1992 ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe and set in {{Seattle}}, UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, ''Singles'' is very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece as well as a love letter to the city's alternative/grunge scene of the early '90s.
16th Jun '17 9:07:47 AM 32_Footsteps
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* AsHimself: The members of Music/PearlJam are themselves, except as the backup for Cliff's band Citizen Dick rather than as Pearl Jam.



* DiscoDan: Although temporally not that far removed from the fashion's origin, Debbie's early 80's look is so radically different from the grunge/alt-rock aesthetic that all the other characters embrace that she stands out even more than if she had dressed like she was from the 60's or 70's.



* LoveEpiphany: Played with throughout the movie. Janet has an inverted one when she realizes that Cliff is so self-absorbed that he won't even say "Bless you" when she sneezes. After their breakup, Cliff realizes how much he does love her and tries to get her back. [[spoiler: The final scene is when they happen to meet in an elevator, and this time he does say "Bless you" when she sneezes.]]

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Played with throughout the movie. Janet has an inverted one when she realizes that Cliff is so self-absorbed that he won't even say "Bless you" when she sneezes. After their breakup, Cliff realizes how much he does love her and tries to get her back. [[spoiler: The final scene is when they happen to meet in an elevator, and this time he does say "Bless you" when she sneezes.]]]]
** Played perfectly straight with Debbie. Earlier in the movie, she wanted her dating service video to showcase a pair of earrings that she loved, but nobody else liked. Near the end, she takes a flight, and asks to be seated next to a single man - who, much to her chagrin, is a teenage boy. However, when she gets off, she runs into the boy's father, who looks at her earrings and loves them. Cliff then reveals that the two have started a long-distance relationship, and that Debbie's planning on moving soon.


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** Citizen Dick's single, "Touch Me, I'm Dick" is an homage to "Touch Me, I'm Sick" by another one of Seattle's grunge pioneers, Mudhoney.
20th May '17 4:52:12 PM lipranzer
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* ShoutOut: The film has chapter titles, and one of the chapter titles ("Have Fun Stay Single") is imposed over a still photograph from ''Film/NothingSacred''.
** When Linda and Steve are first having sex, Andy calls in the middle of it, and to drown him out, Linda turns on the TV; ''Series/MyThreeSons'' comes on.
18th May '17 10:56:28 AM lipranzer
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* AnswerCut: After Linda tells Ruth she's thinking of marrying Luis:
-->'''Ruth:''' If you get married, will we still go out dancing?
-->(''cut to Linda and Ruth in a club dancing to Music/PearlJam'')
-->'''Linda:''' (''shouting'') We will always go out dancing!
21st Sep '16 10:36:21 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1992 ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe and set in {{Seattle}}, ''Singles'' is very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece and a love letter to the city's alternative/grunge scene of the early '90s.

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A 1992 ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe and set in {{Seattle}}, ''Singles'' is very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece and as well as a love letter to the city's alternative/grunge scene of the early '90s.



** CreatorCameo: Creator/CameronCrowe plays a journalist interviewing Cliff. Doubles as an AuthorAllusion, as Crowe started out as a journalist for ''Rolling Stone.''

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** CreatorCameo: Creator/CameronCrowe plays a journalist interviewing Cliff. Doubles as an AuthorAllusion, as Crowe started out as a journalist for ''Rolling Stone.''''Magazine/RollingStone''.



* CultSoundtrack: Just ask anyone who went to college in the early 90s.

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* CultSoundtrack: Just ask anyone who went to college in the early 90s.'90s.
21st Sep '16 10:35:29 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1992 ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe and set in {{Seattle}}, ''Singles'' is very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece and love letter to the city's alternative/grunge scene of the early '90s.

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A 1992 ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe and set in {{Seattle}}, ''Singles'' is very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece and a love letter to the city's alternative/grunge scene of the early '90s.
21st Sep '16 10:35:15 AM Mdumas43073
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''Singles'' is an ensemble comedy set in {{Seattle}} in the early 1990's. Steve Dunne meets Linda Powell at a club, and they hit it off. The ups and downs of their relationship are contrasted with those of Steve's friend (and ex-girlfriend) Janet Livermore, who is increasingly frustrated with how aloof her boyfriend, lead of proto-grunge band named "Citizen Dick" Cliff Poncier, acts towards her. With some running threads about other friends, it shows the ups and downs of relationships for Generation X in the pre-dot-com era.

It's very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece and love letter to both Seattle, and the early alternative rock/grunge scene, written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe.

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A 1992 ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe and set in {{Seattle}},
''Singles'' is very much an ensemble comedy set in {{Seattle}} in UnintentionalPeriodPiece and love letter to the city's alternative/grunge scene of the early 1990's. '90s.

Steve Dunne (Campbell Scott) meets Linda Powell (Creator/KyraSedgwick) at a club, and they hit it off. The ups and downs of their relationship are contrasted with those of Steve's friend (and ex-girlfriend) Janet Livermore, Livermore (Bridget Fonda), who is increasingly frustrated with how aloof her boyfriend, lead boyfriend Cliff Poncier (Matt Dillon), the leader of a proto-grunge band named called "Citizen Dick" Cliff Poncier, Dick", acts towards her. With some running threads about other friends, it the film shows the ups and downs of relationships for Generation X in the pre-dot-com era.

It's very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece and love letter to both Seattle, and the early alternative rock/grunge scene, written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe.
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14th Sep '16 10:15:34 PM NWolfman
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* TheCameo: Basketball player Xavier [=McDaniels=], in what may be the movie's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny most hilarious line]]. Also cameos from various grunge personalities, including all the members of Music/PearlJam, Music/{{Alice in Chains}}, [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} Chris Cornell]], Tad Doyle and Bruce Pavitt, as well as Creator/PaulGiamatti and a rare behind-the-camera Creator/TimBurton cameo.

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* TheCameo: Basketball player Xavier [=McDaniels=], in what may be the movie's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny most hilarious line]]. Also cameos from various grunge personalities, including all the members of Music/PearlJam, Music/{{Alice in Chains}}, [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} Chris Cornell]], Tad Doyle and Bruce Pavitt, as well as Creator/PaulGiamatti and a rare behind-the-camera before-the-camera Creator/TimBurton cameo.
12th Jun '16 2:08:06 PM lipranzer
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** Later in that same sequence, Debbie tells Steve and the others, "I'm telling you, that girl doesn't want you tugging at her bra strap. She wants drama, she wants mystery, she wants excitement," and we immediately cut to Linda, who says, "I don't want drama, I don't want excitement, I just want to trust (Steve)."
4th Jan '16 9:13:39 AM aye_amber
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It's very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece and love letter to both Seattle and the early alternative rock/grunge scene, written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe.

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It's very much an UnintentionalPeriodPiece and love letter to both Seattle Seattle, and the early alternative rock/grunge scene, written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe.
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