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Ingrid Goes West (2017)

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An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aubrey Plaza ... Ingrid Thorburn
Elizabeth Olsen ... Taylor Sloane
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Dan Pinto
Wyatt Russell ... Ezra O'Keefe
Billy Magnussen ... Nicky Sloane
Pom Klementieff ... Harley Chung
Hannah Pearl Utt ... Nicole (as Hannah Utt)
Joseph Breen Joseph Breen ... Garth Lafayette
Angelica Amor ... Cindy
Meredith Hagner ... Charlotte (as Meredith Kathleen Hagner)
Charlie Wright ... Chuck
Dennis Atlas ... Buck
Malika Williams ... Nurse
Luis Deveze ... Mechanic
Jay Speedy Weingarten ... Waiter (as Jason Weingarten)
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Storyline

Ingrid Thorburn is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She'll Follow You

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ingrid Batiya Gidiyor See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,301, 13 August 2017

Gross USA:

$3,024,308

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,146,831
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When they are talking about going to the Littledoe launch party, Ingrid finished her glass of wine. In the next shot, the glass is half full again. See more »

Quotes

Charlotte: [First lines] The couple that yogas together, stays together. Prayer hands emoji.
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Bad reviews are missing the point! Poignant, well-acted, social commentary!
23 February 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

Aubrey Plaza is *always* fun to watch. It seems as if she can pull off any role thrown at her. The trailer for Ingrid Goes West looks like a comedy, but this film is deep.

In a genius writing move, Ingrid is given almost no backstory, because it doesn't matter. She's as much a force as she is a person. Calculating, manipulative, expertly building an Instagram brand by leeching off a popular grammer, she represents all that is obsessive and voyeuristic about social media, taken to a toxic, narcissistic extreme. And, everyone is to blame except the lovable Dan, who is perhaps the most sympathetic character of all.

The film is engaging all the way through as Ingrid rises, then falls, then explodes, then rises again, all of it fueled by her desperate need for validation by association. The story plays like a long metaphor, a morality play examining the social media phenomenon from several angles with power and a deftness that lands it's blows softly and unexpectedly.

I highly recommend this film!


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