Poster for Reality Bites

Reality Bites

Director: Ben Stiller Run Time: 99 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1994

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

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of REALITY BITES at Nitehawk with our 35mm screenings!

You and me and five bucks. The film that lamented the struggles of being in your early twenties is now twenty itself! Looking for love and searching for a sense of self after graduating from college, Ben Stiller’s Reality Bites takes a slice of Generation X’s mid-1990s disenfranchisement and serves it to you in a Big Gulp. Set in Houston, the story centers around four friends who all have their own identity issues – career anxiety, lack of ambition, promiscuity, and the fall out from coming out. And while it may seem like a sarcastic snapshot of the time, it’s doused with all those awful funny things that can only happen to you when you’re trying to grow up.