A Slipping Down Life

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Released 1999

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Director:
Toni Kalem
Released:
1999
Rating:
R
Drumstrings Casey's (Guy Pearce) progressive rock sound is music to the ears of one small-town woman. Evie (Lili Taylor) is an amusement park employee who can't seem to get enough of the musician, even going so far as to carve his name into her forehead during one of his concerts. As the media gets word of Evie's bizarre stunt, star and fan are propelled toward one another.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    The casting of Taylor gives the film a powerful center, a bright light that keeps it on course.

  • 50

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    A Slipping-Down Life has a worn, scruffy feeling. It gazes lovingly at vintage clothes and battered old cars as if they were the visible signs of authenticity, wishing that its mor...

  • 40

    Variety Joe Leydon

    A curiously bland drama that fails to fulfill the promise of its early scenes.

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