Theirs is a simple and heart-warming story, full of mirth that should charm all but the most cynical.
| Original Score: 3/4
[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.
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.
| Original Score: C+
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
| Original Score: 1/4
| Original Score: C-
Those unfamiliar with Mormon traditions may find The Singles Ward occasionally bewildering.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.