Igby Goes Down
Tired of being ignored in deference to his older brother, teenage Igby escapes to New York City without his family's knowledge, where he meets and falls in love with another outsider who makes him realize he's not so alone in the world.
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- Burr Steers
- 2003 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; filmmakers' commentary; deleted scenes (with optional commentary); photo gallery.
Igby Goes DownClose
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that they should think twice about letting young teens watch this film. The hero suffers much emotional and physical abuse at the hands of authority figures. The film features teens and adults abusing alcohol, as well as illegal and prescription drugs. It also includes semi-graphic scenes of teenage sex and extramarital affairs. The characters use profane language freely. The film starts and ends with the assisted suicide of a character.
- Sexual Content
- Extramarital affairs, teenage sex, some mild nudity.
- Physical and mental abuse suffered by the main character at the hands of various sources (parents, brother, teachers, therapists), assisted suicide.
- Much cursing by many of the characters, especially by the teenage hero.
- Social Behavior
- This film is almost wholly lacking redeemable characters. Everyone lies, cheats, disappoints, and abuses substances. Care/concern for others is wholly linked to a greater concern for oneself.
- Not applicable.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The film includes pill popping, drinking, and pot smoking on the part of the main character, his friends, and his family. Substances are both the source and solution for problems. Characters show pride in wrapping the perfect joint. A main character suffers a heroin overdose, and the hero is paid to deliver drugs.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it