Apr 15, 2021
Co-writers David Branson Smith and Matt Spicer skewer both sides of the symbiotic social media relationship, lamenting the overall culture and how it has the capacity to so badly cause people to stray from who they really are...
Mar 1, 2021
Earnest character work by Plaza, Olson, and O'Shea Jackson Jr., stylistically relevant visuals, and emphatic themes surpasses the script's numerous pitfalls.
Dec 11, 2020
Spicer, though, finally drops the ball. In its final moments, Ingrid Goes West betrays its protagonist by crossing a line into all-out satire...
Aug 27, 2020
Spicer is largely missing the real sources of acute social alienation and disorientation.
Jul 23, 2020
It's the movie's treatment of Ingrid, though, that demonstrates Spicer's success . . . the episodes of depression [Ingrid] suffers from play out with a Cronenberg-esque decay tethered to reality.
Jul 1, 2020
Relevant, timely, and uncomfortably close to home, Ingrid Goes West delivers a quirky, fun, brutally awkward, legitimately unsettling cautionary tale about influencer culture and social media obsession.
Jun 26, 2020
In her hilarious "emoji-speak", Olsen's character might describe Ingrid Goes West as "hashtag funny-sad". And she'd be right.
May 12, 2020
It's an emotionally charged, ambitious work that gives Plaza a great deal of room to show this character's unstable range of emotions. It's easily the best work she's ever done.
Feb 19, 2020
It's a film that's unsettling, hilarious, and entirely itself.
Jan 16, 2020
It's a carefully observed dark comedy, equal parts Sunset Boulevard, Heathers, and The Social Network, about how our emotional needs and self image are shaped by people we've never even met.
Oct 23, 2019
Somehow, Ingrid Goes West manages to satirise the Instagram age without coming across as condescending or archaic. It's a darkly hilarious film, and one which could go down as 2017's hidden gem.
Jun 4, 2019
It is a film that is as profoundly uncomfortable as it is bitingly funny, because its humor is so grounded in truth.
Apr 24, 2019
A great story about friendship, about authenticity, about the value of humanity in the social media age.
Apr 16, 2019
Instagram influencers provide the #laughs in this sly comedy, but the ending is seriously ill-judged.
Mar 11, 2019
A brilliant movie about our social media addictions but it is more than that.
Mar 10, 2019
[T]he film loses the plot on being the witty commentary about pretending and public image in the social media age, but it's still an entertaining romp from start to finish.
Feb 11, 2019
It's a film that exhibits both how we want to be seen and how we actually are. We're all humans, with needs and wants and flaws...