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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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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.

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She'll Follow You

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Comedy | Drama

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

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25 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Ингрид едет на Запад  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,301, 13 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,024,308, 26 October 2017
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Trivia

Bill Murray is listed in the Very Special Thanks section of the credits. In the commentary, Aubrey Plaza says that while she and Murray were filming _A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)_, he gave her his dark blue sweater when she became ill. She wears it in the bank scene and the tropical restaurant scene. See more »

Goofs

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

Dan Pinto: Can we restart like a reboot?
Ingrid Thorburn: Yes, like a reboot.
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References Single White Female (1992) See more »

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More than you would expect
28 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

The plot line and comedy/drama categorisation do not reveal much when it comes to this film. It is a good thing since it offers more than you would hope for. I would say it is more of a drama than a comedy, there are some quite serious issues covered in this story.

Aubrey Plaza is great as Ingrid, she managed to find a nice balance between being unhinged, vulnerable, obsessed and yet her familiar facial expressions will sometimes still make you laugh.

I believe that the obsession with social media was portrayed nicely here, I am sure you all know or knew someone who is practically glued to their phone and can't imagine lasting a day without it. Instagram, Facebook and other media can really make a person feel a bit depressed since everyone seems happy all the time, they eat at nice restaurants, travel to nice places, go to great parties where in reality it is all a bit phony which is another thing that this film shows. There are not many people who would post something sad because they are having a bad day or are going through a rough patch, the fear of being judged is always present and it would break the balance of everything being seemingly perfect with everyone. If you combine that with a troubled personality or a mental illness, the results can be pretty bad. And that basically describes Ingrid.

It is a solid indie film with good performances and something to think about.


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