Sound of Movies – Reality Bites

Sound of Movies - Reality BitesSound of Movies – Reality Bites hosted by Ashley Wincer and Ann Pulbrook.

Reality Bites is a romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller.  Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo and Steve Zahn.

Reality Bites is about Lelaina, played by Winona Ryder, who is an aspiring videographer working on her personal documentary called Reality Bites.  The documentary is about the disenfranchised lives of her friends and roommates and the challenges some of the career and lifestyle choices faced by Generation X.

Sound of Movies - Reality Bites

Dancing to “My Sharona” by The Knack.

Ann and I had slightly differing thoughts about this movie.  I enjoyed Reality Bites more than Ann, however we both recommend you watch Reality Bites at least once in your life.  The big question is, would I add Reality Bites to my personal movie collection? No, it is not worth purchasing, but still worth watching.  We both enjoyed the soundtrack.  If you listen to the podcast, you’ll find out.  We both felt similar about the character of Troy Dyer, played by Ethan Hawke, he was rude and annoying at times.  Don’t get me wrong, Ethan Hawke did a great job playing Troy, but his character most people would not put up with in real life.  Ann felt people simply Photo 2 - Reality Biteswould not have anything to do with him in reality.  Reality Bites is a coming of age movie and a good reflection of the early 1990s culture with some quips.

This episode of the Sound of Movies was broadcast from the Gippsland FM studios on Saturday May 30th at 12pm.  If you have any questions about the Sound of Movies, please feel free to contact either Ashley Wincer or Ann Pulbrook by e-mail.  You can follow the Sound of Movies on Facebook, Twitter or on iTunes. Thank-you.


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