“Évian is ‘naïve’ spelled backward.”
Director Ben Stiller’s REALITY BITES has taken on a life of its own and become a beloved cult-classic touchstone for anyone who came of age (or didn’t) during the 1990s. Starring Ethan Hawke, Winona Ryder, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller, and Steve Zahn.
After college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they flounder in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has an endless string of one-night stands and awaits the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who’s undergoing an existential crisis.