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      A Slipping-Down Life

      R Released Jan 22, 1999 1 hr. 51 min. Drama List
      27% 63 Reviews Tomatometer 44% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score "Drumstrings" Casey (Guy Pearce) is an aspiring rock musician, though he hasn't had much success so far. Evie Decker (Lili Taylor) is likewise searching for direction and meaning. She works at an amusement park by day and at night bides her time alongside her troubled father. Between the two, Evie might be the more emotionally disturbed, as evidenced by how obsessed she becomes with Casey -- going so far as to carve his name across her forehead. They get married, but can their love last? Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 18 Buy Now

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      Lili Talyor is the best thing in this uninvolving and unconvincing drama.

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      Audience Member Godawful. If you're going to make a movie about disturbed people, how about making them - or at least the story - interesting?? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member never gains momentum,just fair,nothing stands out.not worth recommending to anyone. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member What at first seems like observed, exaggerated truth soon reveals itself as a series of writerly conceits being followed doggedly to some logical conclusion. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member (***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Lili Taylor and Guy Pearce are great here. An interesting movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The leads are attractive but the film goes nowhere. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member I chose this movie because I love Lili Taylor and I liked Guy Pearce in Memento. It is definitely a 90s movie, and as such is probably a little less interesting today than it was in 1999. I liked it because the main character (Taylor) is honest, forthright, and true to her values and decisions (however odd they may be.) In a society of grungy followers, Evie needs only her own approval to feel whole with herself and right with her decisions. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Has a lot going for it, but not nearly all it should have. Rated: 2/5 Jun 12, 2004 Full Review Tom Long Detroit News It's interesting, not fascinating, intriguing, not electrifying. But for those in the mood for an offbeat pleasure, A Slipping Down Life may well satisfy. Rated: B Jun 4, 2004 Full Review Terry Lawson Detroit Free Press Never cuts much deeper than its subject. Rated: 2/4 Jun 4, 2004 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Crap. Rated: 0/5 Jun 30, 2008 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The two stars were not right for the parts. Rated: C May 21, 2005 Full Review Walter Chaw Film Freak Central If not entirely successful, at least ambitious and, for a long while, even brave. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis "Drumstrings" Casey (Guy Pearce) is an aspiring rock musician, though he hasn't had much success so far. Evie Decker (Lili Taylor) is likewise searching for direction and meaning. She works at an amusement park by day and at night bides her time alongside her troubled father. Between the two, Evie might be the more emotionally disturbed, as evidenced by how obsessed she becomes with Casey -- going so far as to carve his name across her forehead. They get married, but can their love last?
      Director
      Toni Kalem
      Screenwriter
      Toni Kalem, Anne Tyler
      Distributor
      Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      DVC Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Language|Sexual References)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 22, 1999, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 16, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $95.4K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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