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Igby Goes Down

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Igby Goes Down, Kieran Culkin

Igby Goes Down

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
97 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/13/02
performer:
Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Jared Harris, Amanda Peet, Ryan Phillippe, Bill Pullman, Susan Sarandon
director:
Burr Steers
distributor:
United Artists (MGM)
author:
2802
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

Macaulay Culkin never had it so bad in ”Home Alone”: In Igby Goes Down, his little brother Kieran plays a Manhattan brat who gets stuck with a hateful, terminally ill mother (Susan Sarandon) and a schizophrenic father (Bill Pullman). First-time writer-director Burr Steers’ acidulous satire doesn’t go down easily, but a remarkable ensemble that also includes Ryan Phillippe as Igby’s sociopathic brother redeems the movie, if not the characters. And Steers’ mordantly quippy dialogue proves you can’t spell ”dysfunctional” without ”f-u-n.”

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