20 years of 'Reality Bites'

It's been 20 years since generational movie 'Reality Bites' was released, since grunge music was playing on MTV and the Generation X label was everywhere. It was such a good time to be a teenager, i wouldn't change it for the world. And this movie really defined a generation.

It might come to a surprise to many, but Ben Stiller directed this fucking masterpiece that doesn't get old with time and that still makes sense to those figuring out what to do with their lives once they have finished college. And isn't it that what still happens today anyway? It really shows that having a college degree was no assurance for anything, this was a movie about being lost, having no direction and having your dreams crushed down, all that in your mid-20s. So much of that called mid-life crisis, this is probably the age and time where the most important decisions are being, or not being made. The struggle of becoming an individual, independent self, to suck it to the world and becoming an adult, because growing up is a hard thing to do. And the movie really captured that (This has to be one of Lena Dunham's favourite films). Still, many of those, including myself, who related to the movie back then are still feeling the same thing now so it never goes out of date. Plus it had an A+ cast with Winona Ryder in, possibly, her best role in her career, as well as Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo and Steve Zahn, with director Ben Stiller himself, an amazing soundtrack and everything was on point.

It's been a while since i last watched it and while the news of a possible revival of 'Reality Bites' as a NBC show doesn't sound so good, i'm adding some of my fave stills and scenes, as well as some of the songs that remind me to this movie every time i listen to them, so check them out after the cut:


1 comment:

  1. Jo la vaig veure als meus teens, encara que els meus van ser als 2000s, però de petita la Winona m'encantava des que vaig veure Edward Scissorhands i Little Women, i tenia moltes ganes de veure aquesta i em va encantar. És una de les meues pelis favorites, i estic totalment d'acord amb tot el que has dit de lo genial que és el cast, la música (el moment al cotxe d'elles dos, a la drugstore amb Sharona, i el All I want is you són lo millor), i el tema que tracta. A més de lo de l'amistat entre Lainie i Troy (you and me and five bucks <3) que em vaig sentir molt identificada, lo de "I was really going to be something by the age of 23" i la resposta que li dona ell crec que és una de les millores maneres de resumir eixes inseguritats. Jo ara estic a eixa edat, i a eixe moment al punt d'acabar la carrera, i ara ho sent més present que mai.

    Els moments que has escollit són els millors!