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Old 23-10-2004, 04:31 PM   Senior Registered Member #1
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Igby Goes Down

Burr Steers created such a wonderful movie, and I've got to say that I really enjoyed it. Who knew Kieran Culkin could do such a fine job as Igby? He's definitely come a long way from Father of the Bride and She's All That.

I'll admit the movie to start slowly and awkwardly, but it quickly grabs you and interests the audience in there dysfunctional family.

Surely I'm not the only one?

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Great movie. Need say no more I think.
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Old 23-10-2004, 06:00 PM   #3
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I hated this movie. More cardboard cut-outs wandering around the screen, none of them believable or interesting in any way. Self-indulgent tripe. Another example of how Americans have forgotten how to make good films.
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Old 23-10-2004, 06:12 PM   Senior Registered Member #4
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I hated this movie. More cardboard cut-outs wandering around the screen, none of them believable or interesting in any way. Self-indulgent tripe. Another example of how Americans have forgotten how to make good films.
Then you'll take comfort when I say the movie flopped... hugely. But that's beside the point, I failed to see or even notice cardboard characters. Maybe the rest were, but the only character I considered to be even remotely interesting was Igby.

I wasn't too impressed with Ryan Philippe's performance though. I felt he hardly ever did much through-out the movie. By that I mean, he kept the same tone, in almost every scene he was in... it's weird and it bothered me.

Perhaps I only liked the movie because of Igby? That's not a very good reason, isn't it?
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Then you'll take comfort when I say the movie flopped... hugely. But that's beside the point, I failed to see or even notice cardboard characters. Maybe the rest were, but the only character I considered to be even remotely interesting was Igby.

I wasn't too impressed with Ryan Philippe's performance though. I felt he hardly ever did much through-out the movie. By that I mean, he kept the same tone, in almost every scene he was in... it's weird and it bothered me.

Perhaps I only liked the movie because of Igby? That's not a very good reason, isn't it?
Wow, you definitely contridicted yourself from the first post. Did you change your mind because of what Rider said? Come on, man. I still loved Garden State even though he didn't like it at all. Explain yourself, Richard.
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Old 23-10-2004, 11:19 PM   Senior Registered Member #6
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Wow, you definitely contridicted yourself from the first post. Did you change your mind because of what Rider said? Come on, man. I still loved Garden State even though he didn't like it at all. Explain yourself, Richard.
No. I did not. I still like the movie. But then I realized while writing my second response, Igby was probably the only reason I enjoyed the movie in the first place. Which got me thinking. Maybe I only liked it because of the characters? Hence, the question I posed at the end of my response.

Since Rider commented on the characters and I didn't, I decided to. This wasn't a five-star movie, I admit that, and I did notice some flaws. Hence, my second response about Ryan's performance.

My opinion of the film hasn't changed, Jacoby. I hardly contridict myself, especially with a movie, because I'm pretty concrete on what I say.

It still all comes down that I liked it, and Rider didn't. Actually, all this was probably my fault. I was very brief on what I thought about it... and I didn't think it would have mattered. May I ask what part of my post did you notice the sudden change?

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Old 24-10-2004, 12:18 AM   #7
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Then you'll take comfort when I say the movie flopped... hugely. But that's beside the point, I failed to see or even notice cardboard characters. Maybe the rest were, but the only character I considered to be even remotely interesting was Igby.

I wasn't too impressed with Ryan Philippe's performance though. I felt he hardly ever did much through-out the movie. By that I mean, he kept the same tone, in almost every scene he was in... it's weird and it bothered me.

Perhaps I only liked the movie because of Igby? That's not a very good reason, isn't it?
Well, that was the problem. Everyone was either an idiot and/or insane except for Igby. I hate stuff like that. For the most part, anyway.

It was very similar to Garden State in that respect. Because the director so desperately wants to appeal to Generation Y, all a character has to be in a film is cool and quirky. Then you've got a real character. But, of course, it's phony. I Heart Huckabees has the same exact problem (except, unlike Igby and Garden State, Huckabees is actually funny on occasion), as do most of the so-called indie films of today. We have Tarantino to thank for that.

But to each his own, I suppose.
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