Monday, 20 June 2011

Reality Bites

I was reminded of this film today when I heard My Sharona on the radio. How could I have not blogged about it before? It's totally one of my desert island movies.

This film is a 90s classic capturing the end of the grunge period when actresses didn't look glossy and perfect and just relied on being, you know, pretty. It's an X Generation film and being X gen, I lapped it up. I first saw this on my year out in Albuquerque and it fuelled my latent desire to move to the West and just chill out man. Never mind that I am way too old for that now, it's a fantasy I am not willing to give up easily. I could have worked at The Gap!

It's a great rom com but it's so much more than just a rom com thanks to the leads. My love for Janeane Garofalo knows no bounds and she is the star of this movie, I crown her thus for this one line: "Welcome to the maxi pad!" Winona Ryder can be a bit tedious but she is cute in this and as for Ethan Hawke. Crush alert! He was so sexy, I don't know where it went all wrong.

Ben Stiller directed this and really, that man is talented. It's a witty script and here a few of my favourite lines:

"He's so cheesy, I can't watch him without crackers."
"I'm not going to work at The Gap for chrissake!"
"I'm late for a jeans folding seminar. Let's locomote!"
"Can you define irony?"

There are so many more. It also has a classic 90s soundtrack. Man, I just love it and need to watch it again soon.

Meanwhile, here's My Sharona:


  1. 'Melrose Place is a really good show'

  2. I was thinking about that quote on my way home tonight! I want to be Vickie's friend.


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