View Full Version : Igby Went Down: Just Rented It - Good Film
09-14-2003, 02:33 AM
I know, the film has been out for ages, but I finally got around to renting the DVD.
It was better than I expected...sort of a Catcher In The Rye type of story with a rich kid in odd situations. Worth taking a look.
Just thought I would mention it in case you go to the video store and can't find anything else to rent.
09-14-2003, 03:01 AM
I agree; I rented it with the attitude of "oh boy, here's yet another indie flick about a precocious youngster expressing his alienation from the world," but found myself enjoying it far more than I expected to. It took a more balanced view of the situation than I expected, and Claire Danes was fantastic in it.
And I loved Susan Sarandon (Mimi)'s line:
Right before she takes the drugs that kill her: "Igby, you do know that D.H. is your father, right?"
Mim: "Well, OK then." Continues eating drug cocktail.
That's probably misquoted, but you know what I mean.
09-14-2003, 07:09 AM
They should cite this movie in the dictionary for the definition of incorrigible.
Jeff Goldblum also does a great job portraying the arrogant NY billionaire.
09-14-2003, 01:10 PM
It's out in small theatres here, I just saw it last week and enjoyed it as well.
Didn't Igby say no?
Sarandon then followed up with "Oh. Well, good thing I told you before it was too late" (paraphrased)
09-14-2003, 03:12 PM
Yes, Petter is correct - that's the reason why the line is so funny.
09-14-2003, 08:02 PM
Found the movie surprisingly good and emotionally on point. Igby is a prick, but I felt like I understood how that came about - it is an interesting and credible portrayal of the perverse implications of privilege.
What was also interesting was that we saw it very soon after seen Tadpole - basically the same setting, but a different story about a boy coming to terms with his crush on his step-mom. Not as good at Igby, but also very good.
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