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A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

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

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In the wedding night scene Evie removes her corsage from her wrist and picks up her make up bag out of the suitcase. In the next shot her corsage is back on her wrist. Then she picks up her make up bag again. See more »

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Drumstrings Casey: I feel like I just hit my peak and past it. Like I'm just waiting to grow old.
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ridiculous melodrama that shines only through Lili Taylor.
15 December 2004 | by (The land of the Bunyips) – See all my reviews

Evie (Lili Taylor) is a quiet and seemingly simplistic small-town girl living in a small town becomes obsessed with an ostensibly "deep" local rock musician (Guy Pearce). After carving his name into her forehead at one of his shows, she becomes his #1 fan, good luck charm, and lover. Lili Taylor is an exceptional actress and gives a fine performance with what she is given to work with here. The supporting cast also stands out, especially Sara Rue and Shawnee Smith. Unfortunately, the story is completely absurd. The dialogue is painful at times, and you have to wonder whether Evie is trying to be comedic or if she really is that stupid. While the music is good and written by respectable songwriters, the trailer clearly states: "featuring actor/musician Guy Pearce." You have been warned. My Rating: 4/10.


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