The Singles Ward 2002 NR

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Frustrated and single again, standup comedian Jonathan Jordan (Will Swenson) now finds himself faced with the uncomfortable task of returning to the local singles ward. Fellow apartment dwellers Dallen (Kirby Heyborne), Elden (Daren Tufts), and Hyrum (Michael Birkeland) and several other well-meaning ward members try everything to help Jonathan from becoming-gasp!

Starring:
Will Swenson, Connie Young
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

The Singles Ward

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Kurt Hale
Starring Will Swenson, Connie Young
Supporting actors Daryn Tufts, Kirby Heyborne, Michael Birkeland, Robert Swenson, Lincoln Hoppe, Tarance Edwards, Michelle Ainge, Gretchen Whalley, Sedra Santos, Wally Joyner, Danny Ainge, Richard Dutcher, Shawn Bradley, Kim Wares, Gordon Jump, Jimmy Chunga, Kerry Jackson, LaVell Edwards
Studio HaleStorm Entertainment
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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Customer Reviews

When I watched this movie I could not help laughing at how well it describes what it is like to be single and a Mormon.
Margaret
Even if we don't have any Singles Ward in this country,we can still relate about the agony when it comes to finding an eternal companion.
Jane
The movie did a great job of ridiculing and poking fun at Mormon culture without poking fun at or ridiculing Mormonism.
Ben Dilts

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By C.J.A. on December 2, 2004
Format: DVD
I'm not a Mormon, and never have been, but I found this movie hilarious. For the non-Mormon, there is more than one level of humor: (1) the quality of writing & production is somewhat comical in itself, (2) this movie pokes fun at some elements of Utah Mormon culture, and (3) the non-Mormon viewer finds humor in ALL elements of Utah Mormon culture, even the ones this movie takes seriously. So whether you're a Mormon or not, if you think Mormons are funny, you will find this movie funny.

"The R.M." is even funnier, in some respects.

I do not recommend this movie to just any non-Mormon viewer, though. Without some knowledge of Mormon beliefs & culture (and the more the better), a lot of the humor will be lost on you, and you will probably just find the movie boring.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By James Duckett VINE VOICE on August 3, 2004
Format: DVD
I didn't think I would laugh as much as I did when I picked up Singles Ward... but I found myself laughing throughout most of this movie. It really does pick on the the funny quirks of the LDS religion, but doesn't enter the realm of being sacriligious or completely rude to the LDS faith.

The stereotypical characters are a real hoot!!! You find nearly every type of Mormon and even non-Mormons living in Provo.

There were a coupe of scenes that were a little bit unrealistic. Like when the police want to see the main character's ID when he is hiding from the Bishop with his laundry. Or the fact that a group of people can drive from the hills of Provo, somehow drive through American Fork (jumping the railroad tracks), and make it to Salt Lake International in just 20 minutes. But other than annoying things like this, it was a lot of fun.

If you aren't LDS, I don't think you'll get a lot of the humor. If you are, then the humor is fantastic. It is nice to sit back and laugh at ourselves now and then.

The soundtrack to this movie is AMAZING. I have got to buy it!! Sure, the tempo of church favorites has been increased (with added percussion), but it is still wonderful to listen to.

The only other thing that didn't sit right with me about this movie with the main character's conversion at the end. I just didn't buy it. Though, I've got to hand it to the director... it is not an easy thing to pull off.

Fun, fun, fun... most definately a 5 star movie. I would recommend watching this with a bunch of people as I'm sure there will be a lot of finger pointing: "Hey!!! That's you!!"
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Lu C. on June 26, 2002
As a raised in the Church "Mormon" I don't know how many of the jokes people not familiar with the Church will get, but believe me this is a very funny movie.
It makes fun of the Church (or the members) without making light of the temple, the prophet, the doctrines or anything else most "Mormon" find sacred. Watching this movie will make all those "Mormons" who grew up saying, "What so peculiar about us,?" laugh at how peculiar we can be. Because you can't really see members of any other faith doing anything equivalent to some of things that the characters in the movie do, but we all know (or are) members who act and feel that way.
As one who has had several music callings, I loved the music in this movie. Classic hymns and children's songs in fun new arrangements. Picture a lounge singing performing "Teach me to Walk in the Light" or a pop version of "Popcorn Popping" and you get an idea of some of the music in this movie.
Not the most spiritual movie ,but I loved it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 2002
All right I admit that there might be a mormon language just like there is a catholic language or buddist but I still got the picture. This movie was wildly hilarious for an independent style film. When each spotlight character was pointed out from other movies it gave me a great desire to see those also.
After reading other reviews that were negative, worrying about how a non mormon would see this movie I can say they are wrong. I found it highly entertaining and even now have purchased it on DVD and shared it with other friends which are not mormon.
This is a great movie cross-cultural for these characters are not just in the mormon church but they are in the clubs and elsewhere in the single life. If you have been single and gone into the world you will see many of these same characters repeated.
For all those uptight mormons that won't share, 'Non mormons' like a good clean laugh as much as the next guy -So get over yourselves. (Don't believe those 'mormon' friends that say you won't understand it). In conclusion whether your mormon or not this is a funny film good for a great laugh.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jane on November 27, 2005
Format: DVD
I am a Mormon and I grew up in the church.Even if we don't have any Singles Ward in this country,we can still relate about the agony when it comes to finding an eternal companion.And what's great about this movie is that it pokes fun at our frustrations,without being preachy.There are lots of genuinely funny moments in this movie,including the ones when Jonathan is doing "stand up comedy" (Seven Brides and One Brother!) and when he was caught by his friends talking alone,etc.

I dont think we should treat this movie too seriously.Though this movie will inspire us and will remind us about how "cool" it is to be a Mormon,this is mainly a romantic comedy,its not necessary (at least in this movie) to include all the teachings of our church.

I think this is the best Mormon Movie so far (haven't seen "The Best Two Years" and "Home Teachers" though)."The RM" is really great too I highly recommend it.I didnt like "Charly" and "The Other Side of Heaven" that much.
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