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A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  22 January 1999 (USA)
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A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.

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Evie Decker, a shy young woman, falls in love with pop star Drumstrings Casey after hearing his voice on the radio. Summoning the courage to pursue the singer, Evie starts to break out of her shell... Written by Anonymous

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You think you're invisible. But I see you.

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Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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$9,066 (USA) (14 May 2004)

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Austin mayor, Kirk Watson makes a cameo in the drugstore scene. See more »

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In the scene just before Evie's globe breaks, she and Drum are fighting in the bedroom. Drum kicks his guitar case and it breaks the shade behind her. In the next shot it's fixed. See more »

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Faye-Jean Lindsay: [Cheering on the band] I'll see you in my wet dreams, baby! He is so hot. Looks like he's packing a summer squash in them pants.
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Just interesting enough to be watchable
20 May 2007 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

A Slipping down life was shelved for many years, and the lack of real hipness or accessibility is probably to blame for this. Helmed by two indie stars Lili Taylor and Guy Pearce, this film was held back simply because neither person could conceivably carry this film.

But unlike some crappy movies that see a rebirth it didn't deserve, ASL was quietly pushed into the underground cinema and then quickly reborn on cable. And while this doesn't sound good on paper, ASL actually surprises you a little with some of the little nuances within each character's performance (with the exception of Sara Rue and Shawnee Smith---ugh!!). Lili Taylor exhibits yet another introverted woman who is somewhat shunned not just due to her nature but also her looks. Much like previous films Dog Fight and even The Haunting (where her character was visibly overwhelmed by Catherine Zeta-Jone), Taylor makes you believe she is her character rather than an actor. And some people say method acting is dead.

Guy Pearce is especially interesting in this film. I especially liked the transgression of him embodying all the things his father hates and then turning into his father near the end. It was a strange transformation but an effective one. And its even more impressive how he can cover up his deep Australian with an effective North Carlina twang.

While the plot was pretty random at best, at least these two performances added some life to a film that would have been altogether listless.


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