Reality Bites (1994)

Reality Bites
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Director: Ben Stiller
Actors: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Steve Zahn, Janeane Garofalo

Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Ben Stiller star this wildly romantic comedy that looks at life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment through the eyes of a generation sandwiched somewhere between The Brady Bunch and Melrose Place! As her college valedictorian, Lelaina Pierce (Ryder) should be destined for greatness. In reality she is a lonely production assistant for an obnoxious TV morning show host (John Mahoney). In her free time, Lelaina is making a biting, often outrageous video documentary about her peers: promiscuous, 70s-crazed roommate Vickie (Janeane Garofalo), sexually repressed Sammy (Steve Zahn) and best friend Tray (Hawke), a brilliant but unmotivated rebel. Meanwhile, Lelaina meets Michael (Stiller), an ambitious video executive who wants to showcase her documentary on In Your Face TV. Suddenly, she finds herself at the centre of a very odd love triangle with dependable, fast-track Michael on the one side and a sexy, brooding Tray on the other.

Status: Normal
Run time: 99mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 16:9 Enhanced
Audio Formats:
Subtitles: Arabic, Czech, Czech Titling, English, Greek, Hungarian, Hungarian Titling, Romanian, Turkish
Run Time: 99mins
File Size (Approx): 0.9 GB

Member Reviews (13)

Eh, take it or leave it. A little slow in the middle, but a good gen-x film. Guess i'm too old to really love this :/ 3 stars.
Posted Monday, 29 September 2014 See my other reviews
Brilliant gen-X movie. Beautiful acting, great plot and such great one liner "You, me and five bucks". The Gen-X version of today's series "Girls", but I think a lot less superficial. Love this film.
Posted Monday, 28 April 2014 See my other reviews
Gen-X classic! It doesn't seem that long since it was released ... before Gen-Y obsessed culture took over the world, no social media, people actually talking and relating to one another.
Posted Sunday, 22 September 2013 See my other reviews
Fantastic film that all Gen-Xers can relate to. Also, from a female perpective, you can't help noticing how attractive Ethan Hawke is in this film!! I stole the answering machine message that is played at the end of the film (it has played on my machine for almost ten years and still gets people's interesting replies) and many of the one-liners from this film were brilliant! "You look like a doily" - classic!
Posted Wednesday, 7 March 2012 See my other reviews
Anita L
I've heard this movie is a "cult movie", how "real" the movie is. I struggled to watch it. Just seemed like a bunch of lazy kids, smoking pot and making a video. I like the soundtrack though, had a few Crowded House songs - I'm a big fan.
Posted Thursday, 20 October 2011 See my other reviews
Absoutely one of the best films of all time. Charming, intelligent, emotive and honest. And a fantastic soundtrack
Posted Monday, 18 April 2011 See my other reviews
Amanda A.
Really enjoyed it!
Posted Tuesday, 6 May 2008 See my other reviews
Taryn E.
Wow - I never got to see this when it first came out. It so typifies the feeling of a twenty-something Gen-Xer that I'm shocked at how close it cuts home. I loved it.
Posted Saturday, 12 April 2008 See my other reviews
Luke M.
I thought Reality Bites was great when it was released, I was 16. I have now aged, along with the movie, and I just didn't feel the same way as when I first saw it.
Posted Wednesday, 22 August 2007 See my other reviews
Nurture W.
This was a good movie. Worth Watching.
Posted Sunday, 24 June 2007 See my other reviews
Posted Tuesday, 4 January 2005 See my other reviews
Rhonda Horin
An interesting and absorbing movie which you can really appreciate after seeing a couple of times
Posted Monday, 11 October 2004 See my other reviews
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