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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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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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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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$135,301 (USA) (13 August 2017)

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$440,503 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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This will be O'Shea Jackson Jr. 's second movie ever; his first was playing his father in Straight Outta Compton (2015). See more »

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Dan Pinto: Can we restart like a reboot?
Ingrid Thorburn: Yes, like a reboot.
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References Catwoman (2004) See more »

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Social Girl.
25 August 2017 | by (ottawa, CANADA) – See all my reviews

So close … so close.

As an edgy, black comedy about a sympathetic but unbalanced internet stalker, "Ingrid Goes West" has all the pieces in place for cinematic gold. And for most of the duration, it gets it right. Aubrey Plaza as the mousy, cute yet conniving and vindictive Ingrid, is a character handful, morphing her desperate, klutzy loner self into a confident socialite.

Tricking an internet personality into a fabricated friendship, Ingrid's lies pile up quickly, and we know this can't end well. And though her methods are immoral, Ingrid is easy to cheer for as the outcast in search of acceptance. Using Social Media as a friendship platform is a brilliant stroke: it's all based on likes and follows and emojis. So what exactly is a friend these days? And who is real? "Ingrid Goes West" asks some very pertinent and timely questions.

Clever, but incomplete. Or at least a film that kinda loses it's way at the end, as the fibbing train derails, things turn dark, and when a killer ending is needed, a kind of sappy conclusion is inserted instead.

Oh well, still a pretty damn good film for the most part.


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