MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,292 this week

A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  22 January 1999 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 883 users   Metascore: 44/100
Reviews: 23 user | 20 critic | 26 from Metacritic.com

A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
Gw2
a list of 30 titles
created 12 May 2012
 
a list of 189 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 781 titles
created 10 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

A Slipping-Down Life (1999) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Slipping-Down Life.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

33 Postcards (2011)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dean Randall has sponsored a young Chinese orphan Mei Mei for many years, when she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.

Director: Pauline Chan
Stars: Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan
In Her Skin (2009)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

Director: Simone North
Stars: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley
First Snow (2006)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

Director: Mark Fergus
Stars: Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, William Fichtner
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall
Fragments (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.

Director: Rowan Woods
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce
Ravenous (1999)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

Director: Antonia Bird
Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce
Wildflowers (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A mysterious girl becomes involved with a 17-year-old girl and changes her life forever.

Director: Melissa Painter
Stars: Clea DuVall, Daryl Hannah, Tomas Arana
Crime | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat
Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson
Factory Girl (2006)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen
Girls Town (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A look at a group of girl friends coming-of-age during their senior year of high school in urban America. Nikki and Emma have a heart to heart talk one evening about how much they'll miss ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McKay
Stars: Lili Taylor, Bruklin Harris, Anna Grace
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.

Director: Liza Johnson
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Marshall Bell ...
...
...
...
...
...
Woman at Salon
Harv Morgan ...
Jason Russell Waller ...
...
Jason Kavalewitz ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,066 (USA) (14 May 2004)

Gross:

$95,436 (USA) (11 June 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Evie Decker: So what did you think of Drumstrings Casey?
Faye-Jean Lindsay: Well I don't know what the fuck he's jabbering about but with a body like that, who cares.
[laughs]
See more »

Soundtracks

You Alone
Written by Ron Sexsmith
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Despite the differences, the Film captures the Book's Quirky and Quiet Essence
15 May 2004 | by (Lansing, MI) – See all my reviews

"A Slipping Down Life" was originally released at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999, but because of "creative differences" between the producers and the director/actors, it never was released...until now.

Lion's Gate Films now owns the distribution rights. The film premieres in NY and LA on May 14th (elsewhere across the United States in late May/early June).

I saw the movie last month at the Phoenix Film Festival. Toni Kalem, the director, was present, and she conducted a Q&A session with the audience after the showing. One of the common topics during this discussion was related to the differences between the book and the movie.

While I haven't read it, it appeared that the die-hard fans of the book were totally drawn in and satisfied with the movie (and Anne Tyler, herself, gave her "official approval" to Toni Kalem's screen play adaption).

Lili Taylor is absolutely brilliant in this movie, and Guy Pearce offers a performance you might not expect.

Finally, before heading out to see this, make a point to grab a box of Kleenex - I found myself in tears more than a few times.


10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the ending yummysweet2
Looking for a copy of this movie tinroofproductions
Love this movie lisafit
Evie's virtue Kateriina
I'm in this movie!! tanyanew
Are all the DVDs messed up? mooncakesus
Discuss A Slipping-Down Life (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?