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The Singles Ward (30-Jan-2002)

Director: Kurt Hale

Writers: Kurt Hale; John E. Moyer

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Mormons

This is a movie made by Mormons, for Mormons.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
LaVell Edwards
11-Oct-1930 29-Dec-2016 BYU Head Football Coach, 1972-2000
Gordon Jump
1-Apr-1932 22-Sep-2003 Maytag repairman who headed WKRP
Steve Young
11-Oct-1961   49ers Quarterback


Review by anonymous (posted on 29-Jul-2005)

THIS COMMENT MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. The Singles Ward was non-stop laughs! Kurt Hale hit a home run in his first at-bat in making a film about the Latter-day Saint culture. While taking their faith seriously - as they should, all too often, members of the Church (more commonly referred to as 'Mormons') take themselves far too seriously, and this film is the perfect remedy for that. Poking fun at the idiosyncrasies without being blasphemous, those of us who have done time in a singles ward can easily understand what Jonathan Jordan's character is going through. The cameo appearances by Lavell Edwards, Danny Ainge, Thurl Bailey and others were well placed (unlike The R.M., which was a total piece of trash not worth the DVD it was pressed on), and were a lot of fun to watch. For a first foray into LDS comedy filmmaking, It was reasonably well-written, produced and assembled with a good cast who worked well with each other in taking a light-hearted, yet honest look at what many singles go through at that often difficult time in their lives, especially when senior Church leaders - usually parents, older siblings, bishops and stake presidents - making the push for them to make a mad rush to the altar. Jonathan felt that way, and he wound up BACK in a singles ward at the beginning of the film. A delight to watch and a welcome addition to my film library, The Singles Ward is a must-watch for all film fans of any, or even no religious persuasion. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 10.

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