Thursday, June 16, 2011

Reality Bites

So, I've really been on a nostalgic nineties kick recently. It began (more or less) when I heard a long forgotten Veruca Salt song on the radio. Then we had Twin Peaks, and just last night I saw Reality Bites for the first time in roughly fifteen years (let's pause for a moment here...this movie came out SEVENTEEN YEARS ago...okay, continue). It was not as good as I remembered (ie middling), but it did have a few redeeming moments.

1) Janeane Garofalo. I know, I know, she's caustic and annoying but I've always had a little soft spot for her. Probably because she's sarcastic, bitchy and unapologetically opinionated. Gotta respect that.

2) The terrible nineties fashions! Winona Ryder wears a dress that "looks like a doily". Without a bra. I'm so pleased I am an adult in 2011, instead of 1994.

3) This scene.

4) Low key Steve Zahn. He's adorable in this as the in the "still in the closet" gay friend. What happened to him?

On another note...I had a crush on Ethan Hawke after I saw this movie. After I saw THIS movie. In case you don't remember, he's kind of a prick to Winona Ryder...and greasy...and gross. In my defense I was only fourteen when this came out.