IGBY GOES DOWN
Kieran Culkin is one of the those witty, sarcastic, and all around superb actors who embodied his sharp tongued characters with genuine care. As an indie film, I found this to be a little gem. Though not terribly deep, it does have nuggets of realization throughout. Culkin’s Igby leads an unsatisfactory life and through the typical rebellion of an upper class white youth, his self-deprecating comments are hilarious. But the underlying concept that blooms in a couple scenes shows the sadder side, the side Igby hides, the small child that never felt love from his parents save a small connection with his father, and has never felt much care from anyone at all.
I watched this for Kieran’s performance, and was not disappointed, as I knew I would not be. His snarky, cold lines are cheated by his sweet, searching eyes and the heartfelt performance is one I very much enjoyed.