Get ready to laugh, cringe, or maybe even both for Matt Spicer’s tense satire Ingrid Goes West!
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 “influencer” whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle L.A. becomes Ingrid’s latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star’s life, they start up an unlikely camaraderie that soon develops into a deep friendship – but what happens when Taylor finds out that everything she thinks she knows about Ingrid is a lie?
Built around a brilliantly disarming performance from Plaza, Ingrid Goes West is a savagely dark comedy that proves that being #perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
“Writer-director Matt Spicer makes his feature debut with a horribly enjoyable satire, painted in hard-edged, acrid colours: the colours of an Instragram post, in fact.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“The experience is akin to being kneaded by a cat – now soft paws, now sharp claws, alternatingly sweet and deeply uncomfortable.” — Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader
“A thoughtful and savage take on cyber bullying and the emptiness of social media that consumes most of our everyday lives.” — Louisa Moore, Screen Zealots