Igby Goes Down (2002)

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98 min.
Plot  Jason "Igby" Slocumb, Jr. (Kieran Culkin) is a misanthropic 17-year-old boy, rebelling against the oppressive world of his strict East Coast "old money" family. His schizophrenic father, Jason (Bill Pullman), has been committed to an institution. Igby fears he will eventually suffer a mental breakdown like his father. His mother, Mimi (Susan Sarandon), is self-absorbed and distant. Igby mockingly describes his ambitious older brother Ollie (Ryan Phillippe) as a fascist or, alternatively, a Young Republican, and that he studies "neo-fascism" (economics) at Columbia University.

Igby figures there must be a better life out there, and he sets out to find it, rebelling against his family at every opportunity. After happily flunking out of several prep schools, he ends up in a brutal military academy where he gets beaten by his classmates. After escaping and spending time in a Chicago hotel courtesy of his mother's credit card, Igby is sent to New York for the summer to his godfathe...
  

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Cast

Kieran Culkin
Jason "Igby" Slocumb
Rory Culkin
10-year-old Igby
Claire Danes
Sookie Sapperstein
Jeff Goldblum
D.H. Banes
Bill Pullman
Jason Slocumb
Susan Sarandon
Mimi Slocumb
Ryan Phillippe
Oliver "Ollie" Slocumb
Jared Harris
Russel
Amanda Peet
Rachel
Celia Weston
Bunny
Cynthia Nixon
"Mrs. Piggee"
Gore Vidal
Catholic priest
Gregory Itzin
The eulogist (uncredited)

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Igby Goes Down
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Country

United States

Language

English

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