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(Thriller) Ashley and Taylor are manipulative career drifters always on the make for lonely housewives. But their easy lifestyle hits a roadblock when Taylor romances April, the daughter of one of the wives. After he announces that she is joining them on the road, things quickly take a turn for the worse.
Midnight Cowboy meets Drugstore Cowboy in this frowzy cruise through the underclass. Childhood buddies David Arquette and Balthazar Getty are scam artists roaming from place to place; they land in a ritzy Connecticut town where the housewives appear ripe for plucking. Getty makes the mistake of genuinely liking one target (Julianna Margulies) and then falling for her smart, rebellious daughter (Thora Birch)--all of which not only messes up their con-artist plans but also brings Arquette's homoerotic jealousies to the forefront. The laidback storytelling style appears to be a deliberate decision on the part of director Jay Alaimo, who somewhat miscalculates the appeal of such a strategy; he also overestimates the charisma of Getty and Arquette. They are easily topped by the offbeat collection of actresses in the film, including Margulies (who does tasty Mrs. Robinson-style work until the film eases her out), Joely Fisher (as Margulies' bored friend), and American Beauty's Birch, who brings a steady, sharp skepticism to her role. None of this can end well, but Slingshot can't find an original way to make its downward spiral compelling, and by that time the momentum implied by its title has fizzled away. --Robert Horton
I bought this movie because it was filmed in my hometown and I was there on set watching them produce the film.Published on October 21, 2011 by Sammi McCurdo
this film surprised me. thought it would put me to sleep but i ended up loving it! any guy that has ever had a secret crush on a childhood male friend MUST see this movie. Read morePublished on August 30, 2007 by C. Adkins
This is one of the worst films I have ever seen. I do not know if the producers or who is responsible for the poor quality of this film. Read morePublished on June 16, 2007 by Christopher M. Dejoe