Igby Goes Down

Igby Goes Down

DVD - 2003
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Igby and his older brother, Oliver, are are in the process of killing their terminally ill mother. His parents snipe at each other endlessly until his father tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental hospital. Igby grows into a rebellious youth, gets kicked out of several boarding schools and ends up in a military academy. As Igby gets drawn further into the mind games and hypocrisy of the adult world, his already jaded outlook grows even darker. Ultimately, though, Mimi's impending death draws him back into the family fold for unexpected revelations and realizations.

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StarGladiator
Sep 23, 2014

Thanks, nMat, I hadn't seen this film but due to your comments, I definitely plan to.

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nptphoto
Jul 22, 2013

An unsung, largely unheralded masterpiece. Kicky dialogue ("What kind of a name is Igby?" "The kind that no one named Sookie is in a position to question.") and an affectionate yet unsentimental portrait of Boheme marginalia on the skids. And one of the best Susan Sarandon performances ever -- this & "Atlantic City" were her peak.

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