Aubrey Plaza in First Red Band Teaser Trailer for ‘Ingrid Goes West’

Ingrid Goes West Trailer

«Are you insane?!» Neon has unveiled the first teaser trailer, a wild red band teaser, for the indie dramedy Ingrid Goes West. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to quite a bit of buzz, mostly for the concept, but also for the performances from the two leading ladies — Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen. The film is about an Instagram-addicted nobody (played by Plaza) who decides to move to Los Angeles to stalk another Instagram celebrity in hopes she can have her life, too. The cast includes O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Wyatt Russell. This is a nice tease, it doesn’t give away too much but does introduce you to all the craziness in this. I enjoyed it quite a bit, saying in my review it’s a «surprisingly entertaining indie comedy.» ›››

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Sundance 2017: Intriguing Cautionary Comedy in ‘Ingrid Goes West’

Ingrid Goes West Review

What a weird film this is. Ingrid Goes West is an indie comedy from director Matt Spicer, making his feature directorial debut. It’s about a self-centered, vain woman obsessed with Instagram who moves to Los Angeles to chase down, mimic and befriend another Instagram celebrity. Aubrey Plaza plays the deranged woman who has nothing to live for in life except «Likes», so she takes some inheritance money and starts replicating the lifestyle of an internet-famous person living a «perfect» life. While this sounds like it could be a good drama, it’s actually a comedy with some wild laughs, even though they’re at the expense of people who live obsessive, narcissistic lives. The film is enjoyable overall, but has a few problems that hold it back. ›››

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Sundance review: ‘Ingrid Goes West’ is the Instagram horrorshow you fear most

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PARK CITY, Utah — We’ve all been there: The 7th Circle of Instagram Jealousy Hell.

Maybe not the demonic depths to which Aubrey Plaza’s character goes in Ingrid Goes West — or with the same monstrous consequences — but its flames have licked at anyone who’s ever posted, liked, commented or cyber-stalked on Insta. 

Lookin’ at you, everyone with an account, ever.

As pervasive in our daily lives as social media-envy may be, movies (Men, Women & Children, Nerve) and TV shows (Black Mirror) have only begun to reckon with it — and nothing’s dredged up a more heinous, yet fully realized and relatable evil than Ingrid, the most blinding light yet shone into the ugly corners of human nature on social media.  Read more…

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