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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£86,581 (UK) (13 June 2003)

Gross:

£332,721 (UK) (27 June 2003)
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The character of Rachel is based on Edie Sedgwick. See more »

Goofs

When Sookie enters the loft for the first time, she doesn't close the door all the way, and the door dramatically swings open, and then is shut by and unseen crewperson. 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 After Hours (1985) See more »

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Ibuki Reconstruction
(1999)
Written by Ryutaro Kaneko (as R. Kaneko), Tetsuro Naito (as T. Naito) and Motofumi Yamaguchi (as M. Yamaguchi)
Performed by Kodo
Beats and scratches by Hideaki Ishi (as DJ Krush)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Sarcastic and vitriolic
14 September 2003 | by (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I had to drive to effin Antwerp, Belgium to see this movie, because it was taken out of Dutch cinemas after running just for one week. And that is something that I don't understand, or maybe I do, because this is not the typical Hollywood feel-good movie. The story could have been based on a early nineties novel by Jay McInerney or Bret Easton Ellis, but it is an original screenplay by writer and director Burr Steers. The mood is very dark, the acting is top shelf and the oneliners are sharp as razorblades. Kieran Culkin and Ryan Philippe are perfectly (type)casted and the choice of music is plain wonderful. The scene where Igby runs off through Central Park accompanied by Coldplay's Don't Panic is close to perfection. I enjoyed this movie very much and I think it paints a very accurate picture of the lives of spoiled, rich kids. Go see it!


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