Igby Goes Down Movie Review 2002

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Steers's directorial debut is a smart, dark comedy. Modern-day Holden Caufield Igby (Culkin) rebels against his privileged upbringing, dropping out of countless prep and, finally, military schools. Adrift, Igby heads to the boho pad of his rich godfather (Goldblum) and his beautiful, drug-addled girlfriend (Peet) and is initiated into their degenerate "arty" scene. While in a questionable relationship with Peet, Igby falls for soulful college dropout Sookie Sapperstein (Danes) who's also the target of his slick older brother Oliver's (Phillippe) affection. The matriarch of Igby's dysfunctional family is Sarandon, in a humorously unlikable role. Thoughtful, satiric view of the emptiness of the American Dream.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

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Burr Steers
Kieran Culkin, Ryan Phillippe, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Amanda Peet, Jared Harris, Rory Culkin, Cynthia Nixon, Eric Bogosian
Wedigo von Schultzendorff
Burr Steers
Uwe Peterson
Gary J. Coppola, Michael Mullane, Nic Harcourt, William M. Anderson, Roswell Hamrick, Sarah Edwards, Kevin Thompson
Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber, Crossroads Films, Atlantic Streamline, United Artists

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