Today was the kids’ last day of school, and summer camp starts next week. It was a busy day for them, including a pizza and ice cream party at lunch at school. They went to bed relatively early, so my wife and I were bless with a free and quiet evening to relax. We scrolled through the Netflix Instant Queue hunting for something to watch. Not finding a lot of good choices, and finding some strange choices, we settled on Singles.
It’s a 1992 romantic comedy produced and directed by Cameron Crowe. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s a film about a collection of 20-somethings living in connecting circles, finding love, etc. It’s a romantic, comedy, you know. I was interested in the flashback to life in the 90’s, which yes, I did live through. It was the little things that I remembered — I laughed when I saw the characters opening car doors with actual keys. There were also no cell phones to be seen. How funny is that? It wasn’t that long ago, but car remotes and cell phones are so ubiquitous these days, so not seeing them was strange to me.
What I found interesting were the number of character actors and actresses, including:
- Kyra Sedgewick
- Bridget Fonda
- Matt Dillon
- Bill Pullman
- Paul Giamatti
- Jeremy Piven
- Eric Stoltz
I also liked the 90’s music featured in the movie, from the likes of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. As a matter of fact, I didn’t know this, but members of Pearl Jam (including Eddie Veder) cameod as Matt Dillon’s bandmates. Ah, good times. The movie itself didn’t change my life or anything, but it was a decent film to watch.