Ingrid Goes West (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ingrid Goes West (2017)



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

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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 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. Built around a brilliantly disarming performance from Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West (winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance) is a savagely hilarious dark comedy that satirizes the modern world of social media and proves that being #perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Aubrey Plaza
as Ingrid Thorburn
Elizabeth Olsen
as Taylor Sloane
Wyatt Russell
as Ezra O'Keefe
Billy Magnussen
as Nicky Sloane
Pom Klementieff
as Harley Chung

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Critic Reviews for Ingrid Goes West

All Critics (188) | Top Critics (40)

By the time the film builds to a conclusion full of forced conflict, the subtle insight of its early scenes feel as forgotten as a Facebook message you haven't replied to in a month.

November 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

... after an opening montage that ridicules the worst excesses of social-media myth-making ("This is me and my wonderful life!"), the movie has little left to say.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

An appealing cast gives its all to a highly-charged satire that stays as skin-deep as a selfie.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Writer-director Matt Spicer makes his feature debut with a horribly enjoyable satire, painted in hard-edged, acrid colours: the colours of an Instragram post, in fact.

November 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The satire here works so well precisely because it is so accurately observed.

November 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Matt] Spicer has certainly hit his target. But 97 minutes spent in this company is just too hard to bear.

October 25, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ingrid Goes West


Of course Plaza is the perfect fit for an obsessive fan / stalker Ingrid. The beginning is particularly funny, mocking the instagram craze and its participants on both sides, but never entirely giving up on its deeply flawed characters. While things get a little more dramatic later on, the humor does turn darker but it's abandoned altogether. The solution works, too. LA, Venice and Joshua Tree look amazing and the actors all fill their roles with life. Well done.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Really enjoyed this one. Definitely be watching it again. So relevant to all the falseness online and I really enjoyed Ingrid’s stalker tendencies!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


I'm super uncomfortable in a really good way.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

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