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San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 - Celebrity Sightings

Sara Rue - San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 - Celebrity Sightings - San Diego, California, United States - Saturday 11th July 2015

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Disney On Ice Presents "Let's Celebrate!"

Sara Rue - Shots from The Staples Center which was host to "Let's Celebrate!" presented by Disney On Ice in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th December 2014

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2014 LA Mission's Annual Thanksgiving for the Homeless

Sara Rue - Photographs from LA Mission's Annual Thanksgiving for the Homeless which stars attend to help feed homeless people in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 26th November 2014

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'22 Jump Street' premiere

Sara Rue - '22 Jump Street' premiere at the Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Wednesday 11th June 2014

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Premiere of '22 Jump Street' - Arrivals

Sara Rue - Premiere of '22 Jump Street' - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th June 2014

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A Slipping-Down Life Review


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In the kind of town people tend to think of leaving, a timid young woman leading a monotonous life suddenly flips into a mode of uncharacteristic spontaneity when she discovers a local honky-tonk singer with an attitude that rings her bell.

Evie Decker (Lili Taylor) lives with her sedentary and semi-senile father (Tom Bower) in a modest house on an uneventful street (shot around Austin, Texas) and works in a demeaning job at a rundown amusement park. Her moment of magic comes when, on a radio interview, the voice of struggling musician Drumstrings Casey (the cheeky faced Guy Pearce) says things that the interviewer has no possibility of relating to but with which Evie is in perfect harmony. He has plucked the right chord on her heartstrings and she wastes no time getting down to see him perform at the roadhouse with her closest friend, Violet (Sara Rue).

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A Slipping Down Life Review


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Toni Kalem's "A Slipping Down Life" has been sitting on the shelf since 1999, and it's not hard to see why. Based on Anne Tyler's novel, it tells the story of Evie Decker (Lili Taylor), an introverted small-town girl who becomes fascinated with a Jim Morrison-like singer/songwriter, Drumstrings Casey (Guy Pearce).

While the rest of Casey's audience grows impatient with his impromptu on-stage poetic babblings, Evie feels she understands him and carves his name on her forehead -- backwards so that she can read it in the mirror. Because of her stunt, she gets to meet her idol and forms a strange relationship with him.

"A Slipping Down Life" awkwardly straddles realism and dream imagery, but neither works very well. Evie is so shy and quiet that she appears psychologically damaged, and she is so incompatible with her two best friends (Shawnee Smith and Sara Rue) that you spend the film wondering why they would ever hang out together.

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