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  • Drama
  • 1994
  • Ben Stiller
  • 94 mins
  • 12

Summary

Generation X comedy drama starring Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke. College graduate Lelaina Pierce is annoyed when her friend and flatmate Vickie Miner offers sanctuary to former fellow student Troy Dyer, a philosopher poet who unsettles Lelaina's views on the universe.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Ben Stiller made his directorial debut with this Generation X comedy, which, though likeable enough, isn't particularly realistic. Strip away the attitude and all you'll find is an old-fashioned romantic comedy, in which Winona Ryder can't make up her mind between geek Stiller and tuned-in drop-out Ethan Hawke. This wouldn't be so bad if the characters were interesting, but, with the exception of Janeane Garofalo, they're self-obsessed 20-somethings with little grasp of the big bad world. Yet, for all its faults, this still has moments of hip charm.

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Credits

Cast

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Lelaina PierceWinona Ryder
Troy DyerEthan Hawke
Vickie MinerJaneane Garofalo
Sammy GraySteve Zahn
Michael GratesBen Stiller
Charlane McGregorSwoosie Kurtz
Wes McGregorHarry O'Reilly
Helen Anne PierceSusan Norfleet
Tom PierceJoe Don Baker
TamiRenée Zellweger
RickJames Rothenberg
Grant GublerJohn Mahoney
DamienEric Morgan Stuart
Grant's producerBarry Sherman
Troy groupieChelsea Lagos

Crew

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DirectorBen Stiller

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance
Contains some swearing and drug abuse.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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