The inter-related stories about each character's progress through the singles scene are intriguing and often very funny, and the soundtrack is a grunge fanatic's dream, with the likes of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney.When Debbie and Pamela are fighting over Debbie's video date and he is listening to them through a nearby window, it is clear in the next shot that there are no windows nearby, just a door. His voiceover says that Steve's search for the perfect girl is a trap, and that he lives his own life like a French movie where everyone is cool and no attachments are made.I have been with a man who loves me, and has loved me, as close as one can get to unconditionally for over 13 yrs….I was never totally madly in love with him, but he knew he wanted to marry me the minute he met me.He enters a beatnik club where a woman (Lara Harris) recites a poem in French.She sits down with him for a brief conversation in French and they leave together.Everyone I know that married because the partner seemed a great choice, would be a great dad, etc. The FEW couples I know who are happily married – still love to hold hands AND ‘make-out’ – THEY married someone they felt intense chemistry for & vice versa…and of EVERY one of the divorced friends, several who are dating but have not found love, only ONE tells me she made the wrong choice leaving. As such, I’m not going to sweep Lori’s points under the rug or deny her 13 years of pain.The rest say they would rather be alone, than with someone and lonely. I have SEEN & BELIEVE IN great love & marriage, but it SHOULD NOT BE treated as a business decision – it sounds great in theory – but it just brings way too much misery for way to many down the road – you better be pretty damn sure you wanna come home to this person, sleep with this person, and walk on the beach holding hands with this person 50 yrs later…because divorce.. She feels what she feels, she’s seen what she’s seen, and it’s perfectly valid. However, without negating Lori’s take on things, I’d like to try to balance it out a bit.
Cameron Crowe evolved into a different style with his hugely successful 30-something comedy "Jerry Maguire".
Even with Crowe's 1989 "Say Anything", focusing on high school graduation, Crowe was the most mature of the bunch yet every bit as quirky and hilarious.
"Singles" covers the next age, 23-to-27, establishing careers and facing grown up problems but still as wild and emotionally reckless as high school kids.
"I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent." Freeman won the 2005 Oscar for best supporting actor for "Million Dollar Baby." He was nominated four other times, including for "Driving Miss Daisy" and "The Shawshank Redemption," and is renowned for his prolific voiceover work.
Earlier this year, he was honored by SAG-AFTRA with a lifetime achievement award.