Reality Bites

1994 PG-13 1h 34m DVD

Reality Bites

1994 PG-13 1h 34m DVD
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In this irreverent romantic comedy, a small circle of Gen-X friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment as they struggle to map out their futures.
Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Steve Zahn, Janeane Garofalo, Swoosie Kurtz, Joe Don Baker, John Mahoney, David Spade
Ben Stiller
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this film features 20-something recent college graduates who drink, smoke, and sleep around. There are few consequences for their behavior, save for a very mild subplot in which one of the characters takes an AIDS test (she tests negative). However, the characters generally mean well, and parents who don't object to depictions of sex and drug/alcohol use may find their behavior towards each other acceptable.

Sexual Content

Characters are shown engaging in casual sex with multiple partners. One character has an HIV scare.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The characters generally mean well, but they take everything from sex to drug use very casually.


Characters explicitly discuss the merits of the Big Gulp. Dominos is mentioned and is featured in the narrative as is Evian.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters are shown smoking cigarettes and marijuana and drinking beer and other alcohol.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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