As far as movies about high school graduates facing the real world go, there are better entries than “Reality Bites” (1994). “Ghost World” (2001) particularly digs into the conflict between the responsibility of being an adult member of society and being true to yourself, and how irreconcilable that conflict can feel to a young person. Breezy by comparison, “Reality Bites” only touches on those issues, and it ultimately boils down to a love story between Winona Ryder’s Lelaina and Ethan Hawke’s Troy. But that’s not nothing.
“The Cable Guy” — As a lonely, misunderstood man trying to make a friend other than his TV set, Jim Carrey delivers his best dramatic performance. Of course, there’s also some comedy — notably the basketball scene and the karaoke scene. The password is … hilarity.
Best line: “I’ve seen ‘Waterworld’ six times! It ruled!”
— John Hansen, “The 20 Funniest Movies of the Modern Era,” NDSU Spectrum, Sept. 21, 2001