The Singles Ward (2002)
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Kurt Hale's romantic comedy The Singles Ward is about a Mormon learning to get back into the singles scene. Jonathan (Will Swenson) is a stand-up comic whose recent divorce has made him lose faith in his Mormon beliefs. This questioning works its way into his stand-up act. However his attitude begins to change when he meets and falls for Cammie (Connie Young) the woman who leads a prayer/special group of unmarried Mormons that Jonathan becomes involved in.
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Critic Reviews for The Singles Ward
It is parochial, accessible to a chosen few, standoffish to everyone else, and smugly suggests a superior moral tone is more important than filmmaking skill
Theirs is a simple and heart-warming story, full of mirth that should charm all but the most cynical.
[D]oesn't bother being as cloying or preachy as equivalent evangelical Christian movies -- maybe the filmmakers know that the likely audience will already be among the faithful.
It all plays out ... like a high-end John Hughes comedy, a kind of Elder Bueller's Time Out.
Those unfamiliar with Mormon traditions may find The Singles Ward occasionally bewildering.
There's no conversion effort, much of the writing is genuinely witty and both stars are appealing enough to probably have a good shot at a Hollywood career, if they want one.
A word of advice to the makers of The Singles Ward: Celebrity cameos do not automatically equal laughs. And neither do cliches, no matter how 'inside' they are.
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