Igby Goes Down Macaulay Culkin never had it so bad in "Home Alone": In Igby Goes Down , his little brother Kieran plays a Manhattan brat who gets… Igby Goes Down Macaulay Culkin never had it so bad in "Home Alone": In Igby Goes Down , his little brother Kieran plays a Manhattan brat who gets…
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Igby Goes Down (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
Igby Goes Down, Kieran Culkin | 'DOWN' BOY Culkin runs short on luck in ''Igby''
'DOWN' BOY Culkin runs short on luck in ''Igby''
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 04, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Comedy; With: Kieran Culkin; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

Macaulay Culkin never had it so bad in ''Home Alone'': In Igby Goes Down, his little brother Kieran plays a Manhattan brat who gets stuck with a hateful, terminally ill mother (Susan Sarandon) and a schizophrenic father (Bill Pullman). First-time writer-director Burr Steers' acidulous satire doesn't go down easily, but a remarkable ensemble that also includes Ryan Phillippe as Igby's sociopathic brother redeems the movie, if not the characters. And Steers' mordantly quippy dialogue proves you can't spell ''dysfunctional'' without ''f-u-n.''

Originally posted Feb 04, 2003 Published in issue #694 Feb 07, 2003 Order article reprints