What A Bummer: The 1994 Movie, “Reality Bites”

Reality Bites is trashy inanity not even worth reviewing.

Among other absurdities, we are supposed to believe that, after she loses her job at a TV station, Winona Ryder’s Lelaina, the valedictorian of her college class, can’t even handle a job selling hamburgers at a fast-food joint because she isn’t good enough at math (she must settle for working at a filling station instead).  More, we are supposed to accept and condone that director Ben Stiller has Lelaina show up at a more or less respectable event wearing an elegant dress without a bra, so that of course her breasts will jiggle when she has an altercation with her boyfriend (played by Stiller himself) and angrily marches out of the building.  Or maybe it was the producers who were responsible for this.  Either way, it’s crass.

Cover of "Reality Bites (10th Anniversary...
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