"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 movie proves that reality bites. And that's all it's about really.. reality. But it's a comedy, apparently, I got a few chuckles out of this.. but really, it's a drama. All about the life of a girl becoming an adult, all the dramas of being that age and romance. The tag-line really sums it up though, 'A comedy about love in the '90s.'
Winona Ryder was brilliant in this film, as far as I know it isn't really popular, she's good in films like this. It had a lot of great stars in this film, people like Steve Zahn who were probably just starting their acting careers. Ben Stiller was brilliant at directing and acting in this flick, I'm not sure if it's just me but his character wasn't exactly lovable in this. On the other hand, Ethan Hawke's character I loved the whole time. Sure, he wasn't perfect.. but I really think that he pulled it of really well. This movie just wouldn't have been the same, anywhere near as good, with out Ethan Hawke.
Reality Bites is an entertaining film that should satisfy anyone. It has comedy, drama and romance somehow all put together in this amazing film. And hey, it was an awesome soundtrack to go with it. Some parts in this I can admit aren't as good as others, but 90% of the time I was fully interested and intently watching this. I'd recommend this to anyone that hasn't already seen it, definitely worth watching.
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