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Igby Goes Down (2002)

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Release Date
 USA: Sep 13, 2002
 UK: 13 Jun 2003
DVD Release Date
 R1: Feb 4, 2003

Budget $9,000,000

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content.

Running Time
1 hour, 37 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Igby Productions Inc.

Studio Atlantic Streamline, Crossroad Films, Igby Prods., Lisa Tornell Production, Marco Weber, United Artists

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Genre: Drama, Comedy, Coming Of Age, Black Comedy, Mental Illness, Drugs, Suspense, Infidelity, Teenage, Love Triangle, Mental Institution

Tagline: Insanity is relative

Plot: Igby Slocumb (Kieran Culkin), a rebellious and sarcastic seventeen-year-old boy, is at war with the stifling world of "old money" privilege he was born into. With a schizophrenic father (Bill Pullman), a self-absorbed, distant mother (Susan Sarandon), and a shark-like Young Republican big brother (Ryan Phillippe), Igby figures there must be a better life out there-and sets about finding it.

Happily flunking out of yet another prep school, Igby is sent off to a military academy in the dreaded Midwest. With the aid of his mother's pilfered credit card, he goes on the lam. His darkly comedic voyage eventually lands him in New York, where he hides out at his godfather's (Jeff Goldblum) weekend pied-a-terre. There he encounters a deviant cast of characters. including his godfather's trophy choreographer girlfriend (Amanda Peet) and the terminally bored Sookie Sapperstein (Claire Danes). In his quest to free himself from the oppressive dysfunction of his family, Igby's struggles veer from the comic to the tragic in an ultimately noble attempt to keep himself from "going down."

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 Directed by
Burr Steers
Weeds, Pulp Fiction, The Last Days of Disco
 Written by
Burr Steers
Pulp Fiction, The Last Days of Disco, Intruder
Kieran Culkin
Home Alone, The Cider House Rules, She's All That
Claire Danes
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Romeo + Juliet, The Hours
Jeff Goldblum
Independence Day, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jared Harris
Natural Born Killers, Ocean's Twelve, Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Amanda Peet
Identity, The Whole Nine Yards, Changing Lanes
Ryan Phillippe
Cruel Intentions, Gosford Park, I Know What You Did Last Summer
Bill Pullman
Independence Day, The Grudge, Spaceballs
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