Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hello, you've reached the winter of our discontent

During my weekend pre-exam movie binge I finally watched the film 'Reality Bites'. Directed by Ben Stiller, this film embodies the best of the nineties. That of course has to include a pre-shoplifting Winona for the protagonist combined with one grungy nihilistic love interest and Janeane Garofalo rocking a cute fringe and the room mate role.
Besides making me want to smoke cigarettes and attempt to find meaning in my existence the film delivered some fantastic one liners and a tolerable ending. I really dug the following line delivered by a degenerate Ethan Hawke to a despondent Winona. "This is all we need; couple of smokes, a cup of coffee, and good conversation. You, me, and five bucks."
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The last lines of the film were pretty fracking cool too. [On answering machine] At the beep, please leave your name, number, and a brief justification for the ontological necessity of modern man's existential dilemma, and we'll get back to you.

Finally, I have to say I am glad that this film got made in the nineties. If it was made now, the character of Troy would be tainted with the hipster (formally known as the indie kid) backlash.

Love Sally

P.S Évian is "naïve" spelled backward.


  1. Oh my god, I love this film! I love Winona Ryder! I love that Evian is naive spelled backwards!

  2. That film was my favorite film ever, before I saw Heathers.

    I totally agree, though, you can't make earnest, alternative films anymore without being hugely criticized for 'trying too hard'.