Sunday, June 5, 2011

Singles (1992): review: 5.5/10

A soap opera of a film: a number of single people in San Francisco, many of whom live in the same, somewhat cramped building, pursue and reflect on romantic relationships.

The characters include a self-parodistic grunge rock singer, a nauseatingly self-satisfied town planner with a fixation with trains, and the heroine, who attempts to meet men by making a video. She is not that pretty, sadly, so it is all a bit of a strugglefor her.

All this is fairly slickly made, and not humourless, but it is all somehow unpleasant, mainly because the characters are all so unlikeable, possessing neither interesting nor virtuous characters, nor displaying good taste.

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