Ingrid Goes West
1h37m | Directed by Matt Spicer | USA | Comedy
(language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior)
Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing “likes” for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) is an Instagram-famous “influencer” whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid’s latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star’s life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF. Built around a brilliantly disarming performance from Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West (winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance) is a savagely hilarious dark comedy that satirizes the modern world of social media and proves that being #perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (c) NEON
Ingrid Goes West is a sharp, insightful modern day stalker fantasy, Single White Female through a Valencia Instagram filter.
Adam Graham | Detroit News | Full review
Plaza can still get away with playing an ingenue (that’s what Ingrid is, a toxic ingenue). She can do comedy. She can do drama. She’s best of all, as here, at combining both.
Mark Feeney | Boston Globe | Full review
Shiny pop satire with a humming undercurrent of existential dread, Ingrid Goes West is a clever, corrosive little trick of a movie, a neon candy heart dipped in asbestos..
Leah Greenblatt | Entertainment Weekly | Full review