Ingrid Goes West
Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) is an Instagram-famous "influencer" whose perfectly… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by strong performances from Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West delivers smart, topical humor underlined by timely social observations.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Director and co-writer Matt Spicer displays just the right touch as the story gets crazier.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Few movies have captured as vividly the humbling sense of social media as a gigantic party welcoming everyone but us.

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Katherine Monk

So much of what happens is truly disturbing, yet Plaza's mere presence somehow tempers the self-destructive edges because she's unafraid to play the fool - in a truly Shakespearean sense.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The critique is clever but the limit is the one so common in satire: it's hard to care about the fate of a character this exaggerated.

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Josephine Livingstone
The New Republic

Like all great movie comedies, it hurts, but it's true.

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Anita Katz
San Francisco Examiner

This semi-indie is a satire, a psycho-comedy and cautionary tale. Though it's not as wicked as some may hope for, it's worthy and occasionally stellar.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It comes on like a Sundance comedy ... but it unfolds like a Hitchcock suspenser.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Though I can't and shouldn't make the case that Ingrid Goes West is a great movie, it's a film that I loved, a highlight of my movie year.

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Liam Lacey
Original Cin

The heartbeat of the film is Plaza's performance -- the micro-second behind-the-beat lack of glibness, the stilted smile selfie and that feral alertness to threat in her gaze. She's like a combination of a wall-flower and Venus Flytrap.

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