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Igby Goes Down (2002)

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

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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13-Year-Old Oliver (as Peter Tambakis)
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Ida
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Lisa Fiedler
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Storyline

Seventeen year old Jason Slocumb, Jr. - Igby to most that know him - comes from east coast old money, the second son of self-absorbed and controlling Mimi Slocumb and medically-diagnosed schizophrenic Jason Slocum, Sr., the latter who has for several years been institutionalized in a Maryland psychiatric facility. While Igby's economics-studying Columbia-attending older brother Ollie Slocum has embraced and aspires to continue their wealthy life, Igby has rebelled against it, considering his brother a fascist (although he could soften that label to Republican). Because of Jason's situation, Mimi has largely left the role of male role model for Ollie and Igby to their godfather, D.H. Banes. Igby's rebellion has led to him being kicked out of one prep school after another, the latest, a military academy, from which Igby escapes before he can graduate. As such, Mimi and D.H. arrange for Igby to live in New York with Ollie for the summer while working for D.H. renovating some of his ... Written by Huggo

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Insanity is relative

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Igby  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$306,705 (USA) (13 September 2002)

Gross:

$4,681,503 (USA) (13 December 2002)
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| (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gore Vidal (First School Headmaster) was the uncle of the director Burr Steers. See more »

Goofs

Amount of whipped cream on Sookie's spoon in the diner. 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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Connections

References Tadpole (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody's Stalking
(2000)
Written by Badly Drawn Boy (as D.M. Gough)
Performed by Badly Drawn Boy (as Badly Drawn Boy)
Licensed courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Surprisingly good
11 October 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

I was very impressed by the movie and all the actors taking part in it. The story is very rich and allows the spectator to get emotionally involved in multiple ways. There is a good thing about a movie that finishes and leaves you with the feeling of wanting to know more about many of the characters in the movie. I particularly love all the unexpected moments, lines and situations in the movie without being exagerated or out of place. Excellent, for people who wants to see something different and still mainstream.


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