Reality Bites

Reality Bites

Reality Bites

Ben Stiller made his debut as a feature director with this 1994 coming-of-age rom-com, following a number of Generation X twentysomethings whose lives don’t exactly pan out as planned after graduating from college. Stars Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands), Ethan Hawke (Before Sunrise), Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer) and Ben Stiller himself.

1994Rating: M, Drug use94 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance
Director:
Ben Stiller ('Zoolander', 'Tropic Thunder', 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty')
Writer:
Helen Childress
Cast:
Winona RyderEthan HawkeBen StillerJaneane GarofaloSteve Zahn

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Debuting screenwriter Helen Childress and first-time director Stiller achieve something even greater: They encapsulate an era.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The performances are all just fine; I wish they'd been at the service of another movie.

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