Igby Goes Down (2002)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.


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  • Jeff Goldblum and Kieran Culkin in Igby Goes Down (2002)
  • Kieran Culkin and Amanda Peet in Igby Goes Down (2002)
  • Claire Danes and Kieran Culkin in Igby Goes Down (2002)
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23 September 2002 | JANorris
Coming of age for the new millenum.
This film was amazing. The acting, the characters, the plot and the visual story were all so refined. This was a film that defines the new adage 'Quiet is the new loud' and sets a new standard for coming of age films. Much like The Royal Tenenbaums, this film was full of a dysfunctional family that although unlike anything in most viewers' experience, was real and honest and touched a part of all of us. Also like the aforementioned film, this movie's soundtrack was so well picked and so well executed, I was overwhelmed.

Burr Steers, a first time screenwriter and director? Is he perhaps channeling his uncle, Gore Vidal, to write and direct this amazing tale? I can't wait to see more from him. Kieran Culkin is equally as promising. He acted the part with such a surreal mix of sullen intelligence, backwards bravery and touching empathy that Igby came to life the moment he hit the screen. Jeff Goldblum and Susan Sarandon were also perfectly cast and were outstanding... I can't mention each of them as there was too much to gush about.

I highly recommend that you run out and see this, but bring a tissue and plan to go celebrate the irony of life and all it's imperfections after you go!

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