The Low Life

  • 1996
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy, Drama

Get ready: It's another movie about overprivileged young malcontents drifting aimlessly through a world of lowered expectations, secure only in the conviction that they're too good to work for a living. However, unlike KICKING AND SCREAMING, REALITY BITES et al., this one has at least a tenuous connection with reality. Director George Hickenlooper seems...read more

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Get ready: It's another movie about overprivileged young malcontents drifting aimlessly through a world of lowered expectations, secure only in the conviction that they're too good to work for a living. However, unlike KICKING AND SCREAMING, REALITY BITES et al., this

one has at least a tenuous connection with reality. Director George Hickenlooper seems to understand that these sullen, self-obsessed Yalies are basically pampered jerks. John (Rory Cochrane) wants to be a writer and finances his ambitions with a series of demeaning temp jobs. He and stereotypical

school buddies Chad (Ron Livingston), Leonard (Christian Meoli) and Suzie (Sara Melson) -- respectively, The Rich Neurotic, The Frustrated Goof and The Girl -- gather at the local dive to sneer at anyone less clever than they are, which in their estimation is just about everyone. They're little

more than overgrown children, but at least John ends up taking some crucial first steps toward adulthood.

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Get ready: It's another movie about overprivileged young malcontents drifting aimlessly through a world of lowered expectations, secure only in the conviction that they're too good to work for a living. However, unlike KICKING AND SCREAMING, REALITY BITES… (more)

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