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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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Cast

Will Swenson
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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.

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

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

August 30, 2002 | Rating: 2/4
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

September 26, 2002 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Salt Lake Tribune

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

September 24, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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.

August 30, 2002 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Audience Reviews for The Singles Ward

Mormon movies could be good if they didn't feel like a bunch of Utah mormons made them, all with the exact same Utah mormon humor. But, I guess they were made by Utah mormons, so go figure.

Curtis Lilly
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