An emotionally unbalanced woman named Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) becomes obsessed with a social-media celebrity (Elizabeth Olsen), and impulsively moves to Los Angeles in order to befriend her. Unsurprisingly, Ingrid's attempts to bond with the woman end up backfiring. This black comedy, directed by Matt Spicer, debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Cole McKay - Director/Stunt Coord.
Lon Bender - Executive Producer, THE DOGWALKER (2002)
Maggie Phillips - Musical Direction/Supervision
David Branson Smith
Joseph Breen - Director LIFE OF CHRIST
Aubrey Plaza - Actress
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Charlie Wright - Actor
Hannah Pearl Utt
"[T]he biggest selling point of Ingrid Goes West is its screenplay, which is full of deadpan comic flourishes..." -- Grade: B - 08/09/2017 A.V. Club
"No film has yet captured both the lure and the psychosis of social media quite like INGRID GOES WEST, a dark comedy -- or is it a warning? -- about a lonely soul who seeks connection and finds it..." - 08/10/2017 Los Angeles Times
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film is very smart, most of all because it resists the urge to devolve into a sentimental redemption narrative. This is a daring comedy with a very sharp bite." - 08/11/2017 RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] pitch-black comedy....Oh, the demented, delicious mischief it kicks up." - 08/09/2017 Rolling Stone
"Spicer and Branson Smiths script adeptly sets the scene for some classic comedy of embarrassment and then sets things in motion smoothly..." - 01/30/2017 Hollywood Reporter
"Spicers squirm-inducing directorial debut understands both the pleasures and frustrations of judging ones worth via virtual connections." - 01/21/2017 Variety
"Ms. Plaza is a whiz with timing and does a deft job of shifting viewers sympathy; her character can be loathsome or pathetic depending on the scene." - 08/10/2017 New York Times
4 stars out of 5 -- "Spicer looks past the emojis and pulls out the depression, inauthenticity and loneliness thats behind the need for constant online affirmation." - 08/08/2017 The Guardian
"In the smart and darkly amusing INGRID GOES WEST, the wonderful Elizabeth Olsen is perfectly cast as an Internet semi-star..." - 08/17/2017 Chicago Sun-Times
"Plaza, of course, is marvelous in the title role, embracing Ingrids unflattering neediness with a commitment thats scary." - 08/24/2017 Washington Post
4 stars out of 5 -- "Spicer smartly skewers millennial cliches with hilarious, pointed jabs..." - 11/19/2017 The Guardian
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] smartly played piece that both lampoons social media users and explores the darker side of our need for validation through others." - 11/10/2017 Total Film
"It uses Instagram stardom as the basis for a very dark comedy about the false face shown by all of us on social media." - 11/13/2017 Empire