Igby Goes Down Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Igby Goes Down the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 from 0 reviews

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.

Distribution

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

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

Cast and Crew

Genres
Terminal Illness, Brothers & Sisters, New York, New York, Drug Use & Abuse
Screenplay
Burr Steers
Cast
Kieran Culkin, Ryan Phillippe, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Amanda Peet, Jared Harris, Rory Culkin, Cynthia Nixon, Eric Bogosian
Cinematography
Wedigo von Schultzendorff
Director
Burr Steers
Music
Uwe Peterson
Other
Gary J. Coppola, Michael Mullane, Nic Harcourt, William M. Anderson, Roswell Hamrick, Sarah Edwards, Kevin Thompson
Producer
Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber, Crossroads Films, Atlantic Streamline, United Artists

Copyright © 2021 Net Industries - All Rights Reserved