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A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

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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22 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Жизнь по наклонной  »

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Opening Weekend:

$9,066 (USA) (16 May 2004)

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$95,436 (USA) (13 June 2004)
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Austin mayor, Kirk Watson makes a cameo in the drugstore scene. See more »

Goofs

Although it is implied that the movie takes place in North Carolina but in the beginning, when Evie and her father are at the breakfast table, the jam and milk are of a brand that is only sold in HEB stores, which are only found in Texas. (Where the film was actually shot) See more »

Quotes

Drumstrings Casey: You don't live in Virinia, you die here. But I'm getting out.
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One Grey Morning
Written by Ron Sexsmith
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Quiet and sweet
8 June 2006 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This film is an absolute gem. It was filmed in and around Austin, and I didn't even know it until I saw the landscape. Not to mention the cameo of our former mayor Kirk Watson!

What can be said about Lili Taylor that hasn't been better said by superior raters? She's simply amazing as Evie. I've read other reviews that claim she was too old for the part and I completely disagree. She brings a clear and clean strength to this role that was absolutely required for the part to shine as it did. She just simply glowed through the movie like a firefly. Guy Pearce made this viewer fall in love with him the way Drumstrings made Evie fall in love.

Evie's relationship with her father was warm and touching. Her soul is so strong yet so fragile because of it's capacity to love that at one point I caught myself saying to the screen, "Don't break her heart. Please don't break her heart". This movie is a special treasure.


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