"Welcome to the Maxi Pad."
A 1994 romantic dramedy
/coming of age
saga of four disaffected twentysomething friends from Houston trying to assess the direction of their aimless lives. Winona Ryder
stars as Lelaina, a recent college graduate with big dreams of becoming a successful videographer. She shares an apartment with Grunge-rocking
slacker Troy (Ethan Hawke
), Vickie (Janeane Garofalo
), a promiscuous Gap-managing snarker, and Sammy (Steve Zahn
), a guy struggling with coming out
to his parents, who are facing similar uncertain crossroads in their lives. Lelaina meets and dates Michael (Ben Stiller
), a yuppie who works for an MTV-like television station.
The film is frequently cited by reviewers as a Generation X parable.