Singles centers on the lives of a group of young people, mostly in their 20s, living in an apartment block in Seattle, Washington, and is divided into chapters. It focuses on the course of two couples’ rocky romances, as well as the love lives of their friends and associates. The film stars Bridget Fonda as a coffee-bar waitress fawning over an aspiring musician (Matt Dillon) and Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott as a couple wavering on whether to commit to each other. The events of the film are set against the backdrop of the early 1990s grunge movement in Seattle. —Wikipedia
The eclectic career of Cameron Crowe has encompassed a wide variety of occupations, including journalism, writing liner notes for albums and filmmaking. As a teenager, the California native began writing freelance pieces for such publications as Playboy and Creem. By age 16, Crowe was on the staff of Rolling Stone, profiling such artists as Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Neil Young and Kris Kristofferson. He made as “undercover” return to high school in 1979 to research a book on teen life. The result, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, was optioned by Universal Studios before it hit the bookstores and Crowe was hired to write the screenplay adaptation. Amy Heckerling’s 1982 film version was an honest and entertaining evocation of suburban high school culture and remains vastly superior to the slew of similar teen films (including Crowe’s sophomore scripting effort 1984’s “The Wild Life”) that followed in its wake. “Fast Times” is also notable for its impressive cast, including Judge Reinhold… read more
I feel the same way about this that a lot of people feel about Dazed and Confused. I really enjoy the company of these characters. And this flick is a favorite of mine because of that. Re-watching it recently, I wish Crowe had decided against the use of voiceover and chapter title cards.