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Igby Goes Down

Year: 2002
Director: Burr Steers
Writer: Burr Steers
Cast: Keiran Culkin, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes, Amanda Peet, Ryan Phillipe, Susan Sarandon, Bill Pullman
Atrociously boring, hard to follow and pointless, disappearing up its own arse in a desperate attempt at cool.

I missed it at the movies and wouldn't have bothered except for a friend who said how great it was, so I gave it a go.

After forty minutes I had no clue who anyone was, what their motivations in the story were, or what was going on. It seemed the story of a highly dysfunctional society family and the teen runaway (Culkin) who provides the heart and soul of the story.

Borrowing a very liberal dose from Catcher in the Rye, the acting was good, but by the time I reached the end I still had no idea what I'd just sat through or what it was supposed to have been telling me.

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