The directorial debut of Burr Steers is a film that people who has seen it will hardly forget.
The story, set in New York, is about a young man, Jason "Igby" Slocumb Jr. (masterfully played by Kieran Culkin, a very promising actor), dealing with the struggle of growing up in what we could call an "uncomfortable" ambient.
The coldness of the people he lives with drives him down and down everytime, and he tries to stay on the edge as much as he can. I won't get deeper into the story. I don't want to spoil it.
An amazing funny screenplay written by the director himself puts the audience into the story in a very good way. The whole cast is great: Susan Sarandon, Ryan Philippe, Jeff Goldblum (very funny imho), Amanda Peet, Jared Harris, Claire Danes, Bill Pullman; as you may see, great great names.
Watch this movie, you won't be disappointed.