The Low Life (1996)


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In this drama set in Los Angeles, a group of Yale graduates spend their days as mindless workers at a mundane job and their nights as mooching barflies who enjoy cutting down other patrons with their smart-mouth comments. The main character John loses his roommate and must move into the filthy apartment of Andy, a strange sort who collects and paints Nazi soldier figurines. John later gets a temporary job with a conniving slum lord. Following a failed romance, John suffers a "controlled mental … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Enbom, George Hickenlooper
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On DVD: Jul 5, 2005



as Mike Jr.

as Mike Sr.

as `Little Tramp' Woman

as Hollywood Mogul

as Latina Girlfriend

as Matthew Greenberg

as Craig

as Bartender

as Performance Artist/U...

as Waitress

as Married Attorney

as Office Supervisor

as Temp Office Manager

as Temp Dispatcher

as Haitan Man

as Andy's Sister

as Andy's Father

as Julio's Friend

as Mrs. Raymond

as Police Officer

as Police Officer

as Police Officer

as Police Officer
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

A modest but deeply felt film with a solid ensemble cast.

Full Review… | April 9, 2002
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The movie belongs to Astin, who brings to the role of Andrew the same intense burning-eyed sincerity with which he imbued the title role of a football-obsessed Notre Dame student in Rudy.

Full Review… | April 9, 2002
New York Times
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Full Review… | August 23, 2011
Top Critic

Sean Astin's superbly moving performance nearly saves this flick.

Full Review… | February 10, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Preternaturally sleazy but strangely watchable.

August 3, 2002
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Cochrane, Sedgwick and the always-cast- for-dopey LeGros are fine, but it's Astin that again shines, and it's primarily his performance that makes The Low Life an engaging sit.

June 5, 2002
Boxoffice Magazine

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