July 17, 2002
Four friends, newly graduated, try to survive in the real world in Houston; one makes a video documentary of their lives and becomes emotionally involved with another, an articulate rock musician, and with an ambitious TV executive.
At one time, this was the coolest movie ever about 20-something alienation. Now I just want the characters to grow up. Ethan Hawke as one of the snobbiest underachievers in movie history. Winona as a woman who just wants to hold on to her ‘art’, which seems to consist mainly of home movies. She certainly is adorable. Janeane Garofalo as the wacky slut. It is hard to believe that she’s such a hottie now. It can’t just be the terrible haircut she has, can it? And Steve Zahn is forgotten as a guy who’s entire character is based on him being gay, although he only has five lines or so.
Good music and Ben Stiller still funny.