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Igby Goes Down (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  1 May 2003 (Austria)
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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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13-Year-Old Oliver (as Peter Tambakis)
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Igby Goes Down is a personal tale about a 17 year old misfit boy who copes with his mother's cancer and his father's insanity by pursuing relationships with older women. Truly an intellectual, Igby is a modern day Holden Caulfield, and the world he lives in is far removed from the high standards of expectation he holds for it. Written by Dan Bloggs

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Insanity is relative

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Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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1 May 2003 (Austria)  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£86,581 (UK) (13 June 2003)

Gross:

£332,721 (UK) (27 June 2003)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/director Burr Steers originally intended to make this a novel, not a movie. See more »

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When Igby is outside Sookie's door asking her to leave with him, the side of the door Sookie is on has a peephole, yet the side Igby is on is smooth and clearly does not have a peephole. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Igby: Why couldn't she have been a fucking smoker.
Oliver: This has nothing to do with her being in such wonderful shape. The cause of our trouble was our inability to come up with a drug short of paint thinner, that would be at least somewhat novel to her system. She's built up a tolerance to everything.
Igby: A tolerance? She's taking her fucking afternoon nap.
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References The Razor's Edge (1946) See more »

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Don't Panic
(1998)
Written by Guy Berryman (as G. Berryman), Jon Buckland (as J. Buckland), Will Champion (as W. Champion) and Chris Martin (as C. Martin)
Performed by Coldplay
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Coming of age for the new millenum.
23 September 2002 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

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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