Monday, November 03, 2008

Reality Bites


Where were you when you realised that reality really does bite? I think I was in a horrible little apartment doing my bills with the check from my dream job (you know the one you get that magical degree for???). I saw that there was no way I was ever going to get ahead on the money I was making. Or, maybe it was when I was in labor with my first child and my husband was too tired to stay with me at the hospital and I had no one else to be there with me since I was in this weird little town. Anyway, I think I was in my mid-twenties when I saw all too clearly that my life was not going to be something from a magazine.

When I was up late a few nights ago I happened to catch the movie Reality Bites... I could see how it is kind of a mirror of our generations apathy and cynicism. I have to say it's on my list of movies that somehow strike a chord with me. Another one being Lost in Translation... And for some reason Fight Club (I guess I have some anger issues!LOL). So I am wondering dear readers... What are the movies that speak to you????

7 comments:

Mona said...

I need to see Lost in Translation. I don't know about speaks to me, but I adored Amelie, I love old movies like Gone with the Wind and Singin' in the Rain. I love movies that keep you guessing like Memento and movies with twist endings like The Sixth Sense. I also love silly comedies like Dumb and Dumber and Zoolander!

Molly said...

I can't remember off the bat, but I know it was foreign. I'll get back to you. as for the project, I'm still in. I need to talk to Amie still. Email me?

Christine said...

I would have to say Girl Interupted is my #1 and there is also Moonstrock which I love. They both really speak to me.

Anonymous said...

My Reality Bites moment came when I was in living in New England; no money, hungry, freezing, waiting on the T in the middle of a snowstorm.
Have you seen the movie Raja - it's a Morroccan film. It's depressing, tragic, very dramatic...love it!

Amie said...

I'd say Lions for Lambs - it's about the current state of being. Everyone feels like they should "do" something, but they just don't know what. I feel that way every day of my life.

Kris said...

For some reason I love the movie Hope Floats and I have watched it so many times, also Steel Magnolias, The Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook and I did really like Reality Bites.

umelbanat said...

I watched reality bites in college...& it is really one of the best movies ever...& I could really relate to the charecters in the movie being young & restless...lol...