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• USA: Sep 13, 2002
• UK: 13 Jun 2003
DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 4, 2003
Igby Goes Down Website
Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content.
1 hour, 37 minutes
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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• Igby Goes Down (2002)
|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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Weeds, Pulp Fiction, The Last Days of Disco
| Written by|
Pulp Fiction, The Last Days of Disco, Intruder