Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West

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Ingrid Goes West

Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed) leads this dark comedy as a mentally disturbed woman who chases a social media star (Elizabeth Olsen, Captain America: Civil War). Co-stars O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some).

Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession, LA socialite Taylor Sloane (Olsen). After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of friends, the façade begins to crack in both women’s lives...

2017Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use, sex scenes & suicide98 minsUSA
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

Such a vivid and minute portrait of our boho-chic, mid-century modern, reclaimed wood, custom typography, shrub-swilling, microgreens-on-heirloom-quinoa moment that the characters can be outlines, and it doesn't really affect the ride.

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Variety

Variety

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A semi-ironic, yet still-empathetic “Single White Female” for the Facebook generation...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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This isn't a simple takedown of social media-obsessed Californians - that would be too easy. Instead, Spicer looks past the emojis and pulls out the depression, inauthenticity and loneliness that's behind the need for constant online affirmation.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

A necessary and mostly very entertaining film, arriving at exactly the right time.

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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It's very funny and hilariously judgmental about LA hipsterism and showbiz exclusivity.

4.0
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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

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Both a sharply funny satire of poseurs and pretenders and a withering tragedy with no clean moral exits.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Often sharply amusing, crisply assembled and features game, broad-brushstroke performances from leads Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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...a darkly funny cautionary tale about the dangers of social media...

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Collider

Collider

press

Plaza's tremendous performance shines, and the script thankfully is as interested in these characters as it is in commenting on social media culture.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

press

Ingrid Goes West has fun with some social media tropes and Southern California tendencies, but it feels less like a satire than a cautionary tale, for both the envious and the envied.

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The most accurate and relevant commentary on contemporary social media use in cinematic form I have seen so far. Both comical and disturbing, "Ingrid Goes West" is a dark warning about narcissistic self loathing. Aubrey Plaza is transcendent and gives an impeccable performance, in this feature from first time director Matt Spicer. It absolutely nails the...

5.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Such a vivid and minute portrait of our boho-chic, mid-century modern, reclaimed wood, custom typography, shrub-swilling, microgreens-on-heirloom-quinoa moment that the characters can be outlines, and it doesn't really affect the ride.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A semi-ironic, yet still-empathetic “Single White Female” for the Facebook generation...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This isn't a simple takedown of social media-obsessed Californians - that would be too easy. Instead, Spicer looks past the emojis and pulls out the depression, inauthenticity and loneliness that's behind the need for constant online affirmation.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A necessary and mostly very entertaining film, arriving at exactly the right time.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's very funny and hilariously judgmental about LA hipsterism and showbiz exclusivity.

4.0
0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Both a sharply funny satire of poseurs and pretenders and a withering tragedy with no clean moral exits.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Often sharply amusing, crisply assembled and features game, broad-brushstroke performances from leads Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a darkly funny cautionary tale about the dangers of social media...

0
Collider

Collider

press

Plaza's tremendous performance shines, and the script thankfully is as interested in these characters as it is in commenting on social media culture.

0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

Ingrid Goes West has fun with some social media tropes and Southern California tendencies, but it feels less like a satire than a cautionary tale, for both the envious and the envied.

0

The most accurate and relevant commentary on contemporary social media use in cinematic form I have seen so far. Both comical and disturbing, "Ingrid Goes West" is a dark warning about narcissistic self loathing. Aubrey Plaza is transcendent and gives an impeccable performance, in this feature from first time director Matt Spicer. It absolutely nails the...

5.0
0