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A 1994 romantic dramedy/coming of age film directed by Ben Stiller, about 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 Troy (Ethan Hawke), a Grunge-rocking slacker, 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 (Stiller), a yuppie who works for an MTV-like television station.

The film is frequently cited by reviewers as a Generation X parable.


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