#GenerationScrewed: 10 Movies for the Aimless Post-Grad


Reality Bites (1994)

“I was really going to be somebody by the time I was 23.” — Lelaina Pierce

Lelaina Pierce, the valedictorian of her college class and an aspiring filmmaker, makes a mockumentary about the lives of her disenfranchised friends while working an unfulfilling job as a  production assistant. With characters like the slacker guitarist, the Gap employee who thinks she may have HIV, and the yuppie love interest, the movie was the manifesto of Generation Xers who didn’t quite know what to do with their lives and were forced to make their own expectations when society’s didn’t quite fit.