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Reality Bites (1994) Soundboard

Reality Bites (1994) Soundboard

Reality Bites is a critically acclaimed movie released in 1994 that revolutionized the way Generation X was portrayed on the big screen. Directed by Ben Stiller and written by Helen Childress, this comedy-drama captured the essence of the disenchanted 90s youth and their struggles to find meaning in their lives.

The film stars a talented ensemble cast, with Winona Ryder leading the way as Lelaina Pierce, a recent college graduate struggling to find her place in the world. Stiller himself also stars in the film as Michael Grates, one of Lelaina's love interests and a slick, corporate executive. Ethan Hawke delivers a captivating performance as the rebellious and brooding Troy Dyer, Lelaina's off-again, on-again love interest. Rounding out the main cast is Janeane Garofalo, who plays Vickie Miner, Lelaina's best friend and roommate, and Steve Zahn, who portrays Sammy Gray, another close friend of Lelaina's.

Set in Houston, Texas, Reality Bites revolves around the lives of these young adults as they navigate the challenges of post-college life. Lelaina is a talented filmmaker who dreams of making a documentary that captures the raw reality of her generation. Meanwhile, Troy, an aspiring musician, struggles with his creative spirit and refuses to conform to society's expectations. Vickie, on the other hand, grapples with her identity and self-esteem while trying to balance her career and love life. And Sammy, a gay man dealing with his own internal conflicts, faces the fear of coming out to his parents.

The film tackles a multitude of themes relevant to its time, including the search for authenticity and the fear of selling out. Reality Bites explores the tug of war between chasing dreams and succumbing to the pressures of the corporate world. It presents the clash between the idealism and romanticism of youth and the harsh reality of adulthood.

In addition to its engaging storyline, Reality Bites featured an impressive soundtrack that perfectly captured the spirit of the era. The soundtrack includes iconic songs from prominent bands and musicians of the 90s, such as U2, Lisa Loeb, The Knack, and Lenny Kravitz, among others. These songs not only complemented the narrative but also contributed to the film's overall impact and popularity.

If you are looking to relive the nostalgia or discover the music that defined the 90s, you can play and download the sounds from Reality Bites here. Immerse yourself in the heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies that embody the struggles and aspirations of a generation caught between dreams and reality.

Reality Bites remains a beloved film that resonates with audiences even today. It pioneered the portrayal of the Generation X experience, capturing the spirit of a disillusioned youth trying to find their place in an uncertain world. With its talented cast, compelling storyline, and memorable soundtrack, Reality Bites continues to be a timeless classic that reflects the hopes, fears, and dreams we all share.

A highway with no one on it
All about your best friend, Troy Dyer.
All right, fine. You don't want to work? Fine.
All the riches in the night
And I don't, like, want to get a big house and...
And I ride my own melt.
And I saw my father about three times a year after that.
And I thought that I don't belong
And I'm the new character. The HIV AIDS character and I live in the building.
And it was like everything was three squared times pi...
And our first step is this remarkable piece by Lelaina.
And the view when I look through my window...
And then I can hang this on my rearview mirror
And this woman was singin' my song
And we can't afford a new deposit if the phone gets shut off.
And you say
And you say
And you wonder why we never got involved.
Because he was in a cage, and he was...
But I always seem to come back again
But I'm thrown
But somethin' won't let me make love to you
But you know,
Can I talk to you later? Can we... What? Okay.
Can you turn this up, please?
Clouds are stalking islands in the sun
Come on, let's go. You don't need this.
Do I look like a pirate to you?
Do you know where all radio comes from?
Dodging my student loan officer for the rest of my life.
Don't even make sense that I wrote this song
Don't know where our next dollar's comin' from
Every day
Excuse me. Don't Bogart that can, man.
Fellow graduates, the answer is simple.
Find him? I've got five...
Five years old.
For this huge network meeting thing,
From the cradle to the grave
Go to hell.
Good morning. Now, Libby,
He will be in cahoots with the Columbia Record and Tape Company guy.
Hey, I'm a non practicing virgin.
Hey, I'm not... I'm not materialistic either.
Hey, you may run into Michael. He lives here.
Hey. Look, I'm sorry for everything I said.
I always get it up for the touch of the younger kind
I am not acting like anything.
I been locked in
I can see that. And we have a $406 phone bill,
I could solve the energy crisis.
I don't know if she told you, but...
I don't know where he thinks he's spending his nights, but...
I don't know. I've never done anything like this before.
I feel like I've lost him forever,
I gotta go.
I haven't actually seen it yet, but we had our best guys workin' on it.
I just want, like, a nice house.
I kind of got this arcane glimpse at the universe.
I mean, babies, okay?
I mean, my best friend?
I might do mean things, hurt you, run away, and you might hate me forever.
I only hear what I want to
I remember being so happy...
I think that's great. I think you should definitely not
I think the moment has been appropriately captured
I was told there'd be no math on this exam.
I was unhappy in my career, and I needed a change, but I didn't know what to do.
I wish I could live off of creeds and mottos and all that shit.
I'd start laughing or something.
I'll know when you come back to me
I'm looking for a guest there. His name's Michael Grates?
I'm not into cars and stuff
I'm nothin'
I'm trying to make my transition to print journalism.
I've been getting a razzing for being bald and I'm a young man.
I've never had sex with somebody that I loved before.
I've wanted you like this for all these years.
In total, he has been fired
It is time for you to say we need to share a point of view
It's great. It's great.
It's junk. Depressing junk.
It's like the chicken or the egg, both of them working together...
It's... I worked so hard on them, you know?
La la la La la la
Let me talk with you, my baby
Lookin' out of a smudged up window
Love will catch us every time
M M M My Sharona
Marky Mark that finally reeled you in?
Michael? Um,
Murders, there's one committed each seven seconds
My dad, my dad,
Not since I graduated. No. But yeah, yeah.
Now I know that I did something wrong
Now if you'll come this way, please,
Now, they are not all dumb. Most of them are just very, very depressed.
Oh, is this like a... Like a pirate operation?
Oh, no, no, no. It's telling me that, uh...
One of these mornings I'm gonna wake up before noon...
Ooo Ooo Ooo
Or, uh, Richard Simmons.
P'flag. I'm beginning to like the sound of that.
Pay phone outside always amazes me.
Real programming.
Right here on earth
So are you gonna tell him or am I?
So come sit with me.
So hang on, 'cause this is gonna change the face of In Your Face.
Tell me it's not true.
That would go with the Easy Fits.
The answer is...
Then last night we had snow reports in Utah.
They would never hire you at Whole Foods.
This man, does his name start with the letter N?
Troy Dyer. Brought you back a souvenir.
Troy, aren't you excited?
Vickie Miner.
We all know you slept your way to the podium
We could live forever
We go and we give them a presentation of the show the way you want it done.
Well, I'm gonna tell you the answers
Well, I'm through with the whole wank a rama
Well, well. Look who finally decided to grace us with his...
Well, you're gonna tell me the answers
What do you do?
What for?
What happened to your normal clothes?
When you gonna give me some time, Sharona
Which is totally... God, you would hate it.
Why can't I get just one kiss
Why can't I get just one screw
Why can't I get just one, huh
Why we aren't interested in the counterculture that they invented,
Won't be very long
Yeah, yeah
You are the only woman that I could ever commit myself to.
You could still go back next year and graduate,
You find me attractive, sitting here, eating brownies?
You got fired?
You know what happens to him?
You know? We're not like, uh, intelligence...
You put 'em together in your head as quick as you can.
You said that I was naive and I thought that I was strong
You say
You say
You see, Laney, this is all we need,
You try to give away a keeper or keep me 'cause you know
You want to turn it in Turn it into heaven, yeah
You'll know when you come back to me
You're just so scared to lose
Your friends would be perfect for that, like that guy Troy?
Your story to remain untold
A very stong work ethic. Ask anyone. Good. Good.
Ah! Who's this Michael guy?
and you sponged off me for two months. Yeah. Sponged?
But it's still meat loaf. It was never meat loaf!
Forget it. You're probably thinking... No!
Hi. Are you a collection agent?
Hi. Hi.
I can't evolve right now. Why not?
Ma! I'm right here, son.
Me? Yeah, go ahead. No, I was talking to...
Mom, I'll handle this
Oh! I'm sorry. Someone else is in here.
Shh! So you been up all night?
Sure, you're totally covered. You do.
Then what good are you? You're a pathological optimist.
This isn't like everything else. I know that.
'cause I surrendered the one thing that means shit to me?
'cause they never see anything that's really smart