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Reality Bites
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Winona Ryder Winona Ryder
Lelaina Pierce
Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke
Troy Dyer
Janeane Garofalo Janeane Garofalo
Vickie Miner
Steve Zahn Steve Zahn
Sammy Gray
Ben Stiller Ben Stiller
Michael Grates
Swoosie Kurtz Swoosie Kurtz
Charlane McGregor
Harry O Harry O'Reilly
Wes McGregor
Susan Norfleet Susan Norfleet
Helen Anne Pierce


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Helen Childress Helen Childress
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9 years, 6 months ago at Dec 15 3:36
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"There's no point to any of this. It's all just a... a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in the details. You know... a quarter-pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle... and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt."
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Enjoyable comedy-drama...

8 years, 3 months ago at Mar 1 4:27
1 vote
I am not under any orders to make the world a better place.

Written by Helen Childress and helmed by Ben Stiller (his directorial debut), Reality Bites focuses on Generation X and effectively encapsulates the era of the early nineties. From the word go it was clear this nostalgic romp would cart a viewer down a dull river of Gen-X blues, concentrating on the depressing career and li... read more

A good movie

2 years, 2 months ago at Mar 31 13:45
1 vote
I can’t believe it is already 20 years since this movie has been released. Damn.. It makes me suddenly feel really old. To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. I guess I’m a little nostalgic while looking back at this movie but I was about 14-15 years old the first time I watched the damned thing and I was quite able to ident... read more
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In this study of Generation X manners, Lelaina, the valedictorian of her college class, camcords her friends in a mock documentary of posteducation life. Troy is her best friend, a perpetually unemployed musical slacker. Vickie is a manager at the Gap who worries about the results of an AIDS test, while Sammy has problems grappling with his sexuality. When Lelaina meets Michael, an earnest video executive who takes her homemade video to his MTV-like station, she must decide what she values--the materialism of yuppie Michael or the philosophical musings of Troy.
Release date: 18 February 1994
UPC: 025192023422
Tags: Comedy (19), Romance (16), Drama (16), 1990s (11), Friendship (7), 1994 (7), (6), Relationships (6), Generation X (5), Drugs (4), Teen Movie (4), Post College (4), College Graduation (3), Great Soundtrack (3), Cult Favorite (3), 8 Track (3), Awesome Soundtrack (3), Usa (3), Homosexual (3), PG-13 (2)
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"March 12 "There's no point to any of this. It's all just a... a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in the details. You know... a Quarter-Pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle... and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt." This was a decent directorial debut for Ben Stiller and it was an interesting movie of 90's cu"


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"March 12 "There's no point to any of this. It's all just a... a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in the details. You know... a Quarter-Pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle... and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt." This was a decent directorial debut for Ben Stiller and it was an interesting movie of 90's cu"



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