February 18, 1994

Reality Bites

On the walk home after the movie, I had a mild argument with my girlfriend over who Winona Ryder should have ended up with: slacker jerk Ethan Hawke or uptight corporate sellout Ben Stiller? I have grown to loathe Stiller's neurotic charm, but at the time, I saw Ethan Hawke as a cruel jerk. Does this rivalry relate to my "bad guy" versus the "good guy" theorem (see Aragorn vs Legoas, Wolverine vs Cyclops)?