Reality Bites


Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

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Ethan Hawke Photo
Ethan Hawke as Troy Dyer
Winona Ryder Photo
Winona Ryder as Lelaina Pierce
Ben Stiller Photo
Ben Stiller as Michael Grates
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755.05 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 4 / 8
1.44 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 4 / 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HelenMary7 / 10

the film of the 90s Grunge generation

I love this film; Ethan Hawke is brilliant and really does sum up the 'searcher' generation, the new Beat. Grunge in this film is typified by over-intelligent, under-achieving, dope induced philosophical musings and desire to make a difference but not knowing how to go about it in world where young people feel anonymous and disenfranchised and dealing with modern day issues; coming out, HIV tests, unemployment, friendship, love and life aspirations.

I think this is perfectly cast, loads of familiar faces, and I think this is my favourite role of Winona Ryder. Steve Zahn and Janeane Garofalo were great and the comedy, and Ben Stiller (who also directed) is good despite being an atypical role for him, and is one of his best roles. Ethan Hawke, however, is the deserved lead in this snapshot of reality, and a showcase of his band/singing. This is a well cast and performed ensemble cast production, and there are truisms left right and centre; it speaks to the heart & soul and is relevant to the 90s generation and I'm sure has relevance to later decades and has - IMHO - aged well. It is super-funny, touching and enlightening; something for everyone who's young enough and old enough. Even after 20 years it's one of my favourite films and watching it gives me such a warm feeling.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle7 / 10

iconic Gen X movie

Generation X college graduates struggle to find their way. Valedictorian Lelaina Pierce (Winona Ryder) tries to maintain her sincere believes while making a documentary about her group and working at Grant Gubler's morning show. Troy Dyer (Ethan Hawke) is her best friend and a willful womanizing slacker. Vickie Miner (Janeane Garofalo) is concerned that she has become a manager at the Gap. Sammy Gray (Steve Zahn) is trying to come to terms with his sexuality. Music TV executive yuppie Michael Grates (Ben Stiller) crashes into Lelaina's car leading into a romance.

This is an iconic Gen X movie. Winona is adorable. Ethan Hawke is at the height of his slacker cool. There is great music. There is great slacker dialog. The only problem is that Ben Stiller is not a big enough jerk. That breaks a cliché from the traditional rom-com. One breaks the formula at one's own risk. Although who doesn't want to dance in a gas station convenient store?

Reviewed by kosmasp7 / 10

I am a practicing film lover

Hopefully many are practicing reality lovers though judging from some events happening in politics and over the world in general ... but let's not sour our mood. This movie can be quite fun and it has a very charming lead in Winona Ryder and in Ethan Hawke.

Add to that the other characters and a nice script by a young woman, who also speaks about the movie and how it got made with Ben Stiller. Yes it is flawed, but it also means it is raw and there is something to find here. A woman who tries to figure out who she is, what she is and where she is going. And find love ... well why not? It's just a movie after all - with some reality that bites

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