Ingrid Goes West (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Led by strong performances from Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West delivers smart, topical humor underlined by timely social observations.

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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.

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Aubrey Plaza
as Ingrid Thorburn
Elizabeth Olsen
as Taylor Sloane
Wyatt Russell
as Ezra O'Keefe
Billy Magnussen
as Nicky Sloane
Pom Klementieff
as Harley Chung

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Director and co-writer Matt Spicer displays just the right touch as the story gets crazier.

August 18, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The critique is clever but the limit is the one so common in satire: it's hard to care about the fate of a character this exaggerated.

August 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It comes on like a Sundance comedy ... but it unfolds like a Hitchcock suspenser.

August 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Few movies have captured as vividly the humbling sense of social media as a gigantic party welcoming everyone but us.

August 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Like all great movie comedies, it hurts, but it's true.

August 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Though I can't and shouldn't make the case that Ingrid Goes West is a great movie, it's a film that I loved, a highlight of my movie year.

August 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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