Igby Goes Down is not your run-of-the-mill teen movie.
Based around a wealthy typically dysfunctional family, mainly about Igby.
He is pobably the only sane person in his family.
For me the movie was a little bit too weird, none of the supporting characters were particularly likeable (as a matter of fact most of them are very unlikeable), but its hard not to like the cynical Igby who's just been born into a messed up family.
There's no real storyline, but everything that seems to happen to Igby is unfortunate, his brother steals away the girl he likes, his mother is dying & his dad is in a mental institution. So far so f***** up. Kieran Culkin is good as the lead, its unfortunate he doesn't get more movie roles, Ryan Phillippe gives his usual mediocre, wooden pole-up-his-a*** performance & Amanda Peet is good as a seductive druggie.
A major down side of the movie for me is that it can be boring at times, but makes up for it by being really blatantly funny (mainly Igby).
In conclusion, I'd recommend this to anyone interested in quirky teen movies, with more thought than entertainment.