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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
"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?

Cast: Lili Taylor , Guy Pearce , John Hawkes , Sara Rue , Irma P. Hall , Tom Bower , Shawnee Smith , Veronica Cartwright

Director: Toni Kalem

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

Release Date: January 22nd, 1999|1 hr. 51 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Has an oddness and whimsicality about it that can, at first, be confused for authenticity. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A sluggish, tedious film about lost souls living dead-end lives in a dead-end town. Their actions often defy rationality. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Although mood often substitutes for momentum in Ms. Kalem's film, both of her stars give affecting performances, and there's growth on both sides of the unlikely romance. show more

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