Reality Bites Poster

Release Date: February 18th, 1994

DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 1998

PG-13|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
After college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they flounder in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has an endless string of one-night stands and awaits the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who's undergoing an existential crisis.

Cast: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, Swoosie Kurtz, Joe Don Baker, John Mahoney

Director: Ben Stiller

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Jersey Films, Universal Pictures

Distributors: United International Pictures, Argentina Video Home, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Keywords: 1990s, Transformation, Office, Friend, Witty, Friendship, Engaging, Bar, Love triangle, House, Love, Growing up