Reality Bites is a 1994 English-language Comedy Drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller and produced by Danny Devito and Michael Shamberg under the banner of Jersey Films. In this study of Generation X manners, Lelaina, the valedictorian of her college class, camcords her friends in a mock documentary of posteducation life. Troy is her best friend, a perpetually unemployed musical slacker. Vickie is a manager at the Gap who worries about the results of an AIDS test, while Sammy has problems grappling with his sexuality. When Lelaina meets Michael, an earnest video executive who takes her homemade video to his MTV-like station, she must decide what she values--the materialism of yuppie Michael or the philosophical musings of Troy. Written by Rick Gregory. Reality bites features Winona Ryder in the lead role along with an ensemble cast including Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Swoosie Kurtz, Joe Don Baker and John Mahoney. The music was composed by Karl Wallinger. Cinematography was done by Emmanuel Lubezki and editing by Lisa Churgin. The movie has a running time of 99 minutes. It was released on 18th February 1994. The Film was successful at box office. Reality Bites was made on a budget of $11 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $33 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Universal Pictures.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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