A Slipping-Down Life (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

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A Slipping-Down Life (1999)



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

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In this film, Evie is a loner. One night she hears a musician named Drumstrings Casey on the radio, and Evie is immediately infatuated by him. When Evie carves Casey's name on her forehead with broken glass, the resulting media attention gets her an introduction to Drumstrings Casey himself.

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Lili Taylor
as Evie Decker
Guy Pearce
as Bertram `Drumstrings' Casey
Irma P. Hall
as Clotelia
John Hawkes
as David Elliot
Marshall Bell
as Mr. Casey
Shawnee Smith
as Faye-Jean Lindsay
Sara Rue
as Violet
Bruno Kirby
as Kiddie Acres Manager
Tom Bower
as Mr. Decker
Jo Ann Farabee
as Woman at Salon
Harv Morgan
as Dick St. Clair
Jason Russell Walker
as Audience Member No.1
Lew Temple
as Audience Member No.2
Jason Kavalewitz
as Young Sexband
Jeff McMillioan
as Young Sexband
Brian Stack
as Young Sexband
Ken Stack
as Young Sexband
Billy Harvey
as Sloppy Eddie
Mike Hynes
as Crotch Cricket
Michael Ramos
as Crotch Crickett
Eric Tatuaka
as Crotch Cricket
Jamie Dickerson
as Redhead Girl
Keith McDermott
as Paul Ogle
Topher Glenn
as Drum's Brother
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Critic Reviews for A Slipping-Down Life

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (28)

Has a lot going for it, but not nearly all it should have.

June 12, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

June 4, 2004 | Rating: B

Never cuts much deeper than its subject.

June 4, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Weaves a fragile --- and often funny --- spell.

June 3, 2004 | Rating: B

A perplexing, dark and brooding exercise.

May 28, 2004 | Full Review…

Independent films like to equate smallness with authenticity, but sometimes, unfortunately, they're just small.

May 28, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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