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

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$95,436 (USA) (11 June 2004)
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The bus that Evie walks by after Drumstrings drops her off at work prominently says Elgin I.S.D. on it. Elgin I.S.D. is in Texas, where the movie was filmed, and not in North Carolina, where the film is based. See more »

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You've Got a Sweet Mouth on you Baby
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Evie gets her man
29 December 2005 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

Guy Pearce could have a career as a singer based upon what he does in this movie - the vocals he performs as "Drumstrings Casey" are phenomenal - and the always-brilliant Lili Taylor turns in another beautifully realized, multi-layered portrayal as Evie Decker, the film's center. What I liked most was how she wasn't a groupie or a pushover but rather a 3-dimensional person with a strong mind, and I liked how Pearce's character slowly came to realize that he needed her. Ideally, this should have been an overwhelmingly compelling film but it suffers from a weird kind of vagueness, which could have worked for the material but instead it pulls us away from it, so the ending isn't as satisfying as it could have been. Still worth catching on cable nonetheless, for the two brilliant central performances.


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