Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West

DVD - 2017
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An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star
Publisher: [United States] : Neon Publishing, 2017
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD Ingrid
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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lukasevansherman
Feb 07, 2018

Call it a "Single White Female" for the age of Instagram. A lonely, unbalanced woman (Aubrey Plaza) who has recently lost her mother moves to California to stalk/befriend an Instagram star (Elizabeth Olsen) and her artist husband (Wyatt "son of Kurt" Russell). Plaza, whom I've liked since "Parks and Recreation," fully commits to the part and is able to make a pretty unlikable character both sympathetic and cringe-worthy. I think it wants to be saying something about social media culture, but it's not quite clever enough. Worth seeing for those who like their indie movies dark and a little off kilter. Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson, Jr. co-stars.

LPL_WilliamO Jan 31, 2018

A disturbing dark comedy that can serve as a lesson on being wary of who you connect with and how much you share on social media. Aubrey Plaza is brilliant as Ingrid, a disturbed young woman who develops obsessions with, befriends and stalks other women she follows on Instagram. Many of the characters - including Ingrid - are flawed and unlikeable. Ever just want to see people get what's coming to them? This is exactly what kept my interest here.

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LawyerLady
Dec 18, 2017

The movie made me feel really uncomfortable, which in this case is a good thing, as that what the movie was aiming for. Aubrey Plaza was excellent as Ingrid, and Elizabeth Olsen was brilliant as always. Good reminder to always look behind you, and really be weary of what you're posting on social media!

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graybear3
Dec 08, 2017

Social commentary on more than one level. Moves a bit slow at times and makes its points more than once (but many people seem to need things repeated before they get it). Some people might not like the ending, but we did. Without ruining it for you, let's just say the main character may have finally learned something worth knowing.

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BridgettM
Dec 02, 2017

This dark comedy held my interest and the cast is good, but the writing could have been better. I won't spoil the ending, but it seemed like the writers didn't know how to end it; for me, the ending was unsatisfying. I think you need to be someone who uses Instagram/social media to relate to the movie at all. I did appreciate how it portrayed the fake perfection and hidden advertising of social media. Ingrid Goes West is rated R for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior.

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Miller1114
Nov 29, 2017

It's not the most entertaining movie but a scary reminder to stop oversharing on social media.

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samjenks
Nov 27, 2017

fast forwarded so much, well I was just glad it was over.

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scourtney49
Nov 24, 2017

Really stupid movie

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lindy919
Nov 19, 2017

I was leary about this as social media is so vapid and narcissistic on its own, let alone a movie about it. I did not laugh once in the first 45 minutes and opted to watch some paint dry, instead.

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