Mar 21, 2014

Review: A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

A Slipping-Down Life is slow at times but where it really shines is in the individual performance of
Lili Taylor. Her character is fleshed-out and we understand her within the first 15 minutes of the movie. Evie Decker is different from other townsfolk and she's unhappy in her current situation. She doesn't know how to change anything though. Where she finds solace is in a potential savior, Guy Pearce's character.

Pearce also does a good job in his respective character, an enigmatic musician who doesn't care what people think of his music. The music that he plays as Drumstrings Casey is actually pretty good too if you ask me.

 A Slipping-Down Life is pretty slow as I said. Not all movies have to go at a breakneck pace but the second half is the least enjoyable part of the movie. It's watchable but it gets pretty dull. Watch A Slipping-Down Life for the actors who are perfectly suited for their roles. That's what makes this film, watching these two souls find meaning in their lives.

6/10