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The Low Life (1995)

R | | Drama | 12 July 1996 (USA)
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John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rory Cochrane ... John
Sean Astin ... Andrew
Kyra Sedgwick ... Bevan
Ron Livingston ... Chad
Christian J. Meoli ... Leonard
Sara Melson ... Suzie
James Le Gros ... Mike, Jr. (as James LeGros)
J.T. Walsh ... Mike Sr
Shawnee Smith ... 'Little Tramp' Woman
Jefferson Mays ... Hollywood Mogul
Brent J. Williams Brent J. Williams ... Uncle Darr
Antoni Corone ... Louis
Angel Aviles Angel Aviles ... Latina Girlfriend
Mark Blum ... Matthew Greenberg
Channon Roe ... Craig
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John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?

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Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nunca sientas nada por nadie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Both Rory Cochrane and Renee Zellweger are in Dazed and Confused. See more »

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John: How does a single crappy novel, by some Jackie Collins type, outsell all the books ever written by Hemingway, Faulkner, Salinger combined?
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Entertaining ...
21 July 1999 | by ejm54See all my reviews

The characters don't interact with each other very well, but separately they are very interesting. I especially liked Sean Astin's Andrew, a lonely twenty-something with a penchant for 80s power ballads. James LeGros is up to his usual standards as Michael Schroeder, Jr., the landlord who sends his temps to do everything from plumbing to evictions.

I usually like Rory Cochrane, but either his character wasn't written all that well (probably the case) or he didn't do it very well. At the end you're more interested in Andrew's fate than anyone else's.


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