[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
A comedy about love in the '90s.
A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality isn't all it's cracked up to be.
I can't remember a time when I didn't love this movie. It was, and still is, the ultimate slacker film. It summed up everything Kurt Cobain was trying to say and Douglas Coupland was writing about; the story of a generation with no aspirations where the only question left is "What are we supposed to do now?"
I don't know when or if this whole thing would have come crashing down if the internet hadn't come along and redirected the course of history. So now the slackers are no more real than dinosaurs or dodo birds. They were the prototype for modern hipsters before being a hipster was nothing more than a fashion statement. And now their only real descendants…
Hipsters in training.
Better yet, they're just hipsters that were hipsters before hipsters were "cool".
I'm not the biggest fan of hipsters.
Ben Stiller's 1994 generation X portrait Reality Bites has its moments but squanders them all with its decision to focus on two of the most insufferable protagonists ever put on celluloid, Ethan Hawke's mega-douchebag Troy Dyer and Winona Ryder's almost equally as self-absorbed Lelaina Pierce.
It's seldom that I actively root against a couple coming together, but in this case I wished for every second of its running time that a comically huge anvil would crush Troy already. Maybe the whole movie was a stealth attempt by Ben Stiller at casting himself as the true hero of the film, because he came out way more sympathetic in his at times misguided but sincere and sweet attempts to woo Lelaina.
If anyone asks me, "Hey have you seen Reality Bites?"
And my answer would be "Winona Ryder is beautiful"
And after that answer I think we will forget about the movie and start to talk about Winona.
The music of this film was good but used very irregularly. The story was same cheesy young love.
I really enjoyed this, I mean I should really because its heavily relevant to my own life, post education life and all that. Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Ben Stiller and the rest are very enjoyable and entertaining to watch. Ryder being beautiful and charming and Hawke being well... Ethan Hawke, it's fascinating to me that I found out this film exists and it came out the same year as Before Sunrise and Hawke is basically the same character! So I kept thinking of that film and Jesse because of his character Troy philosophising all the time. Ben Stiller was in good Stiller mode, meaning he wasn't too crazy and I liked his face-offs with Troy. Seen some complaints about…
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of Reality Bites, the only Ben Stiller film i actually like a great deal. Reality Bites is one of the films of the 1990, dealing with all the questions I had when I had the same age as Troy (Ethan Hawke) and Lelaina (Winona Ryder).
Reality Bites has become one of those films reminding you of how it was to finish college / university and look for a different life, a job, anything, in the 1990's. The funny thing is, though, that allegiances shift in time here. When I was a twentysomething I'd unconditionally support Troy's lifestyle and views. not that I'm older I'm beginning to understand Michael's (Ben Stiller)…
Hands down, this film has one of the best love scenes ever.
I have a soft spot for 90s movies about relationships and finding yourself. A pleasant watch.
Watched this as part of TIFF Lightbox's Back to the 90's series. I've seen this many, many times but seeing it on the big screen made me realize how much I dislike Lelaina & Troy. Sheesh, talk about self-centred and bratty!
Winona Ryder se tornou uma atriz que eu aprecio muito graças a esse filme.A história é realista e interessante.
Another rewatch. Reality Bites is not just a film. It's a canon of a generation.
Gen X girl torn between the yuppie and the true artist feels like a predictable pitch but I've got a soft spot for this sweet tale of young adulthood in the 90s
Generation X Graduates face life after college with a filmmaker looking for work and love in Houston.
Great performances from the cast especially from Ethan Hawke. Once the 90's nostalgia wears off there isn't much else left. This movie was very 'of it's time' and sadly it just doesn't stand up today.
''Generation X'' ''MTV'' ''Nirvana'' etc
Every time I watch Reality Bites I want to be Winona Ryder in the 1990's. When I'm not watching Reality Bites I still want to be Winona Ryder in the 1990's.
É um ótimo filme com bons atores.Apresenta uma trama muito fiel à realidade.
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