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R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Igby Slocumb (Kieran Culkin), a rebellious and sarcastic 17-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.

Cast: Kieran Culkin , Susan Sarandon , Jeff Goldblum , Claire Danes , Ryan Phillippe , Bill Pullman , Amanda Peet , Jared Harris

Director: Burr Steers

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Igby Goes Down (2002)

Release Date: September 13th, 2002|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Mean-spirited and not remotely clever, though it strives for archness at every turn. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Igby has his own prickly charisma and bleak humor; he's a character you'd like very much to embrace. But he's surrounded by insufferable fools in the airless Manhattan universe of a film that's as offputtingly precocious as its preppy hero. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Smart and novelistic and spiked with more than a bit of The Catcher in the Rye, Steers' movie is a prickly coming-of-age tale in which everybody -- but especially Culkin -- shines. show more

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