Monday, February 21, 2011

Reality Bites



Why aren't movies like this anymore? I can't remember the last funny movie that isn't ridiculously stupid but is something you can downright relate to. I watched Reality Bites today and fell in love with it again. Basically, the movie is about these struggling recently graduated people trying to find jobs and dealing with the "real world". The movie doesn't portray this but I think we all don't figure it out right away. Years could pass and we still feel this inevitable feeling of still trying to deal with the "real world". Yeah, some move right along and I won't begin to dissect their life to make you feel better. Some people have higher expectations. Some people settle. I'm not going to even pretend I know the answers but I am definitely one that searches. I have this need to understand EVERYTHING. If you ever get access to my laptop, please do not look at my google searches. Anyhow, by now you know I'm a deep person. And although these people tend to get hurt more often and are highly emotional, I wouldn't change it for the world. Because I have the ability to experience true emotions and feelings. I'd rather be confused the rest of my life than never have the chance to "feel". This blog post, I have to admit is very random. But that's what blogging is about - so I just wanted to share some randomness. And also some great quotes from my favorite characters in the movie...

Lelaina: I'd like to somehow make a difference in people's lives.
Troy: And I...I would like to buy them all a Coke.
Lelaina: And you wonder why we never got involved?

Troy: You can't navigate me. I may do mean things, and I may hurt you, and I may run away with your permission, and you may hate me forever, and I know that scares the living shit outta you 'cause you know I'm the only real thing you got.

Troy: There's no point to any of this. It's all just a...a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in all the details. You know...a Quarter-Pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a crackle...and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt.

Lelaina: All right, fine. You wanna be in a band? Fine. Go ahead. Play every night. Play three times a night! Don't just dick around the same coffee house for five years. Don't dick around her or with me. I mean, try at something for once in your life. Do something about it, but you know what? You better do it now, and you better do it fast, because the world doesn't owe you any favors.

Lelaina: I just don't understand why things just can't go back to normal at the end of the half hour like on the Brady Bunch or something.
Troy: Well, 'case Mr. Brady died of AIDS. Things don't turn out like that.

Vickey: Laney, sex is the quickest way to ruin a friendship.

1 comment:

Katy said...

Jen! I too have always loved this movie and so many like it; I agree, this generation lacks these type movies. Thanks for the reminder, now I want to go watch it :)