Defend the Indefensible: "Reality Bites"

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Also, lol at sean for the movie was like the visual equivalent of Jeff Gomez' Our Noise

Only the RONG Survive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 12 February 2012 19:56 (eight years ago) link

oh man: "ambitious showbiz brat who would end up giving the world banal blockbusters like Zoolander and Tropic Thunder". this is some nplusone^2 level missing-the-point.

s.clover, Sunday, 12 February 2012 19:58 (eight years ago) link

which i suppose is n^2 + 2n + 1

s.clover, Sunday, 12 February 2012 19:58 (eight years ago) link


Jelle_1979 3 weeks ago
Say what you will, Reality Bites had a terrific soundtrack with Lisa Loeb and her breakthru hit 'Stay', Crowded House, U2, The Knack, World Party, Squeeze, The Posies, Dinosaur Jr, Lenny Kravitz and Big Mountain with their version of 'Baby I love your way'.

lol i dont remember the sndtrk but that sounds like torture

RudolfHitlerFtw (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 12 February 2012 20:30 (eight years ago) link

That jerk left out the real highlight which was clearly Ethan Hawke doing "Add it Up" or his original effort "I'm Nothing". lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=socgqxp0Uxs&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbO1qC7EsVI

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:30 (eight years ago) link

loooooool "i'm nothing"

"i aint' no republicrat i ain't no democan i ain't nothin' in between" iirc

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:31 (eight years ago) link

Yep. There was a time when I knew all the words. So shameful.

Hey, that's my bike!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:32 (eight years ago) link

omg HS was the next line - I'm the ultra modern version the American dreeeam . . . ? WHY DO I STILL REMEMBER THAT?

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:37 (eight years ago) link

i was just thinking, why do i remember nearly everything about this dumb movie?

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:38 (eight years ago) link

i think that was the next line!

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:38 (eight years ago) link

the lesson i learned from this movie is you can say anything you want to a girl and she'll forgive you if a relative of yours dies.

omar little, Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:39 (eight years ago) link

lol

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:40 (eight years ago) link

Have a 'tude, wiener dude.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:40 (eight years ago) link

the lesson i learned from this movie is you can say anything you want to a girl and she'll forgive you if a relative of yours dies.

― omar little, Sunday, February 12, 2012 4:39 PM (57 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that is the one thing i still think is sort of interesting about this movie, like ben stiller directed it and created this over-the-top asshole ethan hawke character and cast himself as the non-asshole and then had the girl get with the asshole at the end in a genuinely happy-ending way...i don't know what that's about really, but it *makes me think* for some reason.

horseshoe, Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:42 (eight years ago) link

I like to hope he stopped being an asshole after that? Like when he shows back at her place after his dad died and says he has some kind of revelation or whatever.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:45 (eight years ago) link

I haven't seen it in a long time though so I might feel differently if I watched it now.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:46 (eight years ago) link

Really wish Leilana or whatever Winona Ryder's character's called had come home from an awesome date with Stiller and found Steve Zahn curled up with a distracted, scowling Hawke.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:53 (eight years ago) link

I must have been 20 when I saw this piece of crap at an empty cinema and when the lights came up all the other people there were 12 year old girls and one of them looked at me trying to sneak out unnoticed and her and her friends laughed and sneered at my corderoys and messy hair and my generation.

― Good Dog (Good Dog), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 06:38 (5 years ago)

a+

it's smdh time in America (will), Sunday, 12 February 2012 22:28 (eight years ago) link

whispers *I still kinda like this movie*

and I will never not lol at Winona's bra-less, doily-dress boobs looking like puppies under a blanket as she storms out of the screening.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 12 February 2012 22:43 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, that outfit was a disaster.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:20 (eight years ago) link

that dress was like my nanna's good Christmas tablecloth

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:33 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

Vintage Stiller Interview uploaded in advance of this weekend's MFAH screenings.

Didn't know they only did 10 days in Houston; explains why there are so few recognizable locales in comparison to, say, Rushmore.

Hare Kinsey (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 25 May 2012 23:12 (eight years ago) link

lol the revelation that the same guy produced The Big Chill, Reality Bites and Garden State is so perfect

some dude, Saturday, 26 May 2012 12:41 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

hee hee

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 03:51 (eight years ago) link

after surprisingly being blown away by a friend singing Lisa Loeb "Stay" at a karaoke bar in the village last night, i have decided that i have no critical distance from this movie and possibly none re: the year 1994 either.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 15:55 (eight years ago) link

and I will never not lol at Winona's bra-less, doily-dress boobs looking like puppies under a blanket as she storms out of the screening.

― Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, February 12, 2012 4:43 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, that outfit was a disaster.

― wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, February 12, 2012 5:20 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

All right, ladies, y'all are straight. We get it.

pplains, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 16:36 (eight years ago) link

blanket puppies

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 21:00 (eight years ago) link

Doily Dolls.

Electro-Shock Rory (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 21:02 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

I must have been 20 when I saw this piece of crap at an empty cinema and when the lights came up all the other people there were 12 year old girls and one of them looked at me trying to sneak out unnoticed and her and her friends laughed and sneered at my corderoys and messy hair and my generation.

― Good Dog (Good Dog), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 06:38 (5 years ago)

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:59 (eight years ago) link

what a post

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:59 (eight years ago) link

I might sneer at corduroys and messy hair too tbh

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 October 2012 00:02 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

wow, watching this now for first time since i saw it opening weekend in the theater. recalled it as being awful, curious what it looked like in 2012, winona is at her maximum hotness arguably, what i'm gonna stream bela tarr over netflix, etc.

it is so so so so much worse than i remembered.

balls, Saturday, 27 October 2012 01:45 (eight years ago) link

this movie is terrible but i'd probably watch it again for winona, tbh.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Saturday, 27 October 2012 01:48 (eight years ago) link

One thing I remember from the rep screening (aside from the doily boobs) was that the audience loved Garofalo. If she'd actually gotten HIV, the aisles would have been flooded w/tears.

50 Shades of Greil (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 27 October 2012 03:40 (eight years ago) link

the specter of AIDS truly haunted the narrative for those thirty seconds.

sug ones (omar little), Saturday, 27 October 2012 04:25 (eight years ago) link

...as did Steve Zahn's homosexuality for an unrelated 30 seconds.

50 Shades of Greil (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 27 October 2012 05:15 (eight years ago) link

yeah the aids 'storyline' was hilarious 'this is a thing OUR GENERATION goes thru. when we're not jamming to world party and squeeze.', but the 'eh, so i guess i'm gay, that's my arc i guess' blip for steve zahn was great too.

balls, Saturday, 27 October 2012 05:24 (eight years ago) link

but ethan hawke was hella cute back then and winona had those mad swingin boobs in her doily dress so JUST BACK OFF A LITTLE WHYDONTCHA

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 27 October 2012 06:02 (eight years ago) link

Ethan Hawke probably smelled of BO.

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 27 October 2012 11:54 (eight years ago) link

a lot of cuet boys did back then. grunge was taken way too literally.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 27 October 2012 20:39 (eight years ago) link

Should see this again, me.

Mark G, Monday, 29 October 2012 14:04 (eight years ago) link

Never saw the appeal of Ethan Hawke, there's just something a little too ratlike about him.

Sug ban (Nicole), Monday, 29 October 2012 14:40 (eight years ago) link

He was my first and biggest actor crush circa lol Dead Poets' and for years after that. Def when RB first came out. I still think he's a great actor and love him in certain stuff but he did not age well at all. Sadly. He was on some talk show last week and they played one of Hey! That's my Bike!'s songs from RB. It LOL'd.

ENBB, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:48 (eight years ago) link

I even read his fucking book and kind of liked it. :/

ENBB, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:50 (eight years ago) link

yeah I still have the ghost of a crush on him from all those years ago -- he's not as cuet these days, and I realize now he kinda came of way more dickish than I realized back then but yeah, goddammit he was supercrushworthy in high school.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:53 (eight years ago) link

He was! He just went downhill real fast. He's too gaunt and has jacked up teeth or something now. I makes me sad because man alive was he something at one point.

ENBB, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:54 (eight years ago) link

I bet I could still quote this movie almost word for word. OK, I should shut up before I further incriminate myself.

ENBB, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:56 (eight years ago) link

also I know this is way dumb and I don't usually pay attention but I was kind of bummed at him for the Uma breakup, he seemed like more of an irl douchebag than I realized, lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:57 (eight years ago) link


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