Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West

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: MA15+, Strong coarse language98 minsUSA
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Ingrid Goes West / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

As a society we’re still grappling with the ways social media is transforming the world, from our kids growing up knowing that ‘likes’ on Facebook equal popularity, to the president of the United States threatening nuclear war on Twitter.

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Vulture

Vulture

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

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

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

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

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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

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Collider

Collider

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

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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