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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Will Swenson
as Jonathan
Connie Young
as Cammie
Daryn Tufts
as Eldon
Lincoln Hoppe
as DeVerl
Michelle Ainge
as Allyson
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Critic Reviews for The Singles Ward

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

It all plays out ... like a high-end John Hughes comedy, a kind of Elder Bueller's Time Out.

Full Review… | September 12, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Those unfamiliar with Mormon traditions may find The Singles Ward occasionally bewildering.

August 30, 2002
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 26, 2002
Salt Lake Tribune

Theirs is a simple and heart-warming story, full of mirth that should charm all but the most cynical.

Full Review… | September 24, 2002
Internet Reviews

[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.

September 12, 2002

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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2002
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Audience Reviews for The Singles Ward


Halestorm showed a lot of promise with this first movie, an excellent one for those who want to understand the LDS faith and for those who are already members.

Steven Josephson
Steven Josephson

[font=Times New Roman]Ok if you understand how you feel when you see a cheezy comedy but makes you laugh and cry and junk...Than that's what you got here. The SIngles Ward was the first Comedy About Mormons, for Mormons, by Mormons.[/font] [font=Times New Roman][/font] [font=Times New Roman]In a Ferris Bueller type narration, a man named Jonathan Jordon, a member of the Church, has slipped down that path of Church inactiveness. So it's obvious the ward is trying to reach out...and in a montage of scenes we see how many ways they usually try to, and what Jonathans responces are. We first see"We're having a ward Barbeque! THought you might like some Chicken..." (the line is said hilariously and the facial expressions knock you out), The next we see "Our releif society baked some cakes and we thought you might want one!" and The other is "Hey Brother, Our wards going Paint Balling we thought you might wanna join us". His responces...In order are...[/font] "Oh sorry...I'm a vegetarian", "Oh....sorry guys I'm on a diet", and "I'm not allowed to handel fire-arms...I dunno if Paint Ball guns count but I can always ask my probation officer". All in all though...their is a romace story thrown in with this quirky comedy....and it's Hilarious... 8/10 FREsh

Fritz Stephey
Fritz Stephey

I thought this Movie Was SOOOO Super Cute and Really Funny :) :) :) Loved it :) :) :) it makes me miss the church again I think I am going to start going to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints again I was stupid for leaving to begin with

Rebecca Rains
Rebecca Rains

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