In this study of Generation X manners, Lelaina, the valedictorian of her college class, camcords her friends in a mock documentary of posteducation life. Troy is her best friend, a perpetually unemployed musical slacker. Vickie is a manager at the Gap who worries about the results of an AIDS test, while Sammy has problems grappling with his sexuality. When Lelaina meets Michael, an earnest video executive who takes her homemade video to his MTV-like station, she must decide what she values – the materialism of yuppie Michael or the philosophical musings of Troy. —IMDb
Benjamin Edward “Ben” Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. He began acting in films, and had his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over fifty films including Heavyweights, There’s Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Dodgeball, and Tropic Thunder. In addition he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.
Stiller is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion worldwide, with an average of $73 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors… read more
Moody and a little self-indulgent, instead of empathizing with the young idealists I found myself wanting to give them a good shake. These characters may be some of the most realistic I have seen in this genre. A fun score and a great cast makes up for a few weak spots, overall a neat capture of 90's post-collegiate blues. Ethan Hawke is something to watch.