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Reality Bites [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [1994]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (54 out of 58)

    Synopsis


    Reality Bites
    This film was one of the more mainstream offerings in the array of films that emphasized the overly hyped "Generation X" phenomenon, a list that ranges from Slacker to Singles and includes a host of other films. Winona Ryder stars as Lelaina, a recent college graduate. Out on her own and independent from her supportive, but out-of-touch parents, Lelaina faces the realities of careers and relationships. She can't stand her internship under a local television personality (John Mahoney), and she's forced to choose between Michael (Ben Stiller), a well-intentioned music-video network executive, and Troy (Ethan Hawke), a brooding, sensitive slacker. Meanwhile, she must also protect the artistic integrity of "Reality Bites," a video documentary that depicts the everyday lives of her friends (Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, and Steve Zahn). This 1994 release also marks the feature directorial debut of Ben Stiller. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Winona Ryder
      Winona Ryder - Lelaina Pierce
    • Ethan Hawke
      Ethan Hawke - Troy Dyer
    • Ben Stiller
      Ben Stiller - Michael Grates
    • Janeane Garofalo
      Janeane Garofalo - Vickie Miner
    • Steve Zahn
      Steve Zahn - Sammy Gray



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An often forgotten gem of the '90s.

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      filmlover87
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      What I love the most about 'Reality Bites' is that the movie never takes itself seriously. It deals with serious subject matters and it do so with wit and humor that it really makes the film experience somewhat lighter on the audience and we are able to pay closer attention to the whole story. I think this is a movie that needs to be seen before one grew up and goes to face the real world. Many people won't like it, and that's okay; But those who can appreciate the subtle essence of this film will love it forever.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      enzso
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      I LOVE this movie. Its definitely one of my favorite go-to movies, although I don't think it was/is a very popular one. Maybe I like it because I'm a girl, (my husband doesn't really like it, but loves Ben Stiller so I made him watch it) but I think both sexes would be entertained by it. A perfect, early 90's-era flick about the lives of young 20-somethings. I think it has a really good cast of characters and is very entertaining!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Overrated and Underwhelming

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      RoederGator
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      I heard nothing but great things about this movie when it first came out. Reality Bites, but not as bad as this film. There is some enjoyment seeing a group of young actors that have since moved on to bigger, better, and more entertaining films as they do their best with such a dull story that ends so poorly. The soundtrack was also enjoyable. Other than that, this was not even passable as chick flick for my daughter.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hard find

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      Sleepers
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      This can be a tricky film to locate (by film, i mean blu-ray). When I walked into Best Buy and saw Reality Bites on the blu-ray "promotional" cardboard display, I grabbed it without a single moment of hesitation. Your classic early/mid 90's romantic comedy. Great movie with a very good price. I imagine they sold every copy before the distributor had them switch to the next display of promotional films.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie, great price

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      Eurogerv
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      Reality Bites is a classic, but only for a certain age group. It's a great movie, but is so "of its time" that if you weren't between 17 and 30 when it came out, you might just be physically incapable of enjoying it. But for $4.99, I'd have been crazy not to buy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great

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      elhenrucho
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      This is one of my favorite movies from the 90s. I own it on vhs and DVD but never bought it on Blu-ray because I wasn't convinced the image quality was worth it, until now. The 20th anniversary edition looks great and has lots of features

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Reality Bites

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      Moviestowatchbefore30
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      DVD played great. I haven't tried out any special features, but had no issue with the DVD. The movie was very 90's and mostly the reality of life during this time with some added in movie drama.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      20 years later still great!

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      Blacktrinary
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      What a treat from director Ben Stiller! Great as comedian, better as director. The movie is the satirical humor that nails it. Plenty of extras on the anniversary edition for collectors.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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