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 Ingrid Goes West 

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 Ingrid Goes West 
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Ingrid Goes West is a American comedy-drama film directed by Matt Spicer and written by Spicer and David Branson Smith. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, and Billy Magnussen.

It premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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This movie was great! It's a spot-on depiction of our society's obsession with social media and is equally laugh-out-loud hilarious and sad. It's anchored by a transcendent, honest and heartbreaking performance from Aubrey Plaza in a role that finally gives her the strong material she deserves. She absolutely blew me away - it's an incredibly tricky character who has to be equal parts terrifying yet still sympathetic - and Plaza just nails it. Her monologue near the end of the film about her own self-worth just gutted me. It's a fantastic performance and i hope it doesn't get lost in the shuffle later this year. Also great is Elizabeth Olsen in her strongest role since her breakout in Martha Marcy May Marlene. She just nails that vapid twenty-something persona and has a magnetism that allows you to totally buy Ingrid's obsession with her character. Also worth mentioning is O'Shea Jackson Jr. who is easily the movie's most likable character and has a surprisingly lovely chemistry with Plaza. The movie tackles some serious issues but ultimately remains quite light and entertaining. There are quite a few scenes that are fucking hilarious (the opening scene, and Olsen's photo shoot sequence in the desert are so great) including what might be the best sex scene of the year. It's a spiritual successor to To Die For and Welcome To Me. Such a lovely surprise. A-


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I actually saw this again a few weeks ago and I've raised my grade to an A. I love this movie - it's easily one of the best movies of the year right now for me. It's so fucking hilarious and spot-on about what it is satirizing. Elizabeth Olsen is also amazing in it - I appreciated her performance even more during my second viewing.

There are so many great, quotable lines. The screenplay would actually make my end of the year list right now as one of the best as well.

"Damn girl, that looks yummy as fuck! What's your email address?" :funny:


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I thought this was great. Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. are all terrific.

8/10 (A-)

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Ingrid Goes West is a quirky charmer with a downright dark streak. Bittersweetly funny and thought-provoking. Yet another great performance in the Aubrey Plaza pantheon. *A+*


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I've got to say, I loved this film. In essence, it is a Gen Z remake of Single White Female. But it is gripping how well it remakes it with Instagram to break the ice. Aubrey Plaza is terrific. She was born to play that awkward stalker type. My favourite scene is the Catwoman scene. Not just because it is incredibly sexy for a girl to perform in such a way for a guy, but also because it shows Ingrid at her conniving and insincere best while still maintaining realism (yes, kidnapping someone is a tad far-fetched). The film is a perfect and unfortunately sad depiction of our obsession with ourselves (social media is just an avenue; it's ourselves that we are obsessed with) and of our passion for leading fake lives (and how easy it is to do so) and convincing ourselves that it is real.

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It is not a particularly funny film. I laughed once. But then I do have a very hard time finding women funny. So I wouldn't say it is a comedy. But it is light, and deep if you want it to be. It could be used to study social science.


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Yeah I also thought this was great. A very realistic and disturbing depiction of social media obsession that hits you pretty hard in some scenes. Aubrey Plaza is so fucking good here, and I found it interesting how they were able to pull off making a character that would usually be the villain in any other movie so sympathetic yet scary as shit as the same time. I guess a lot of that credit goes towards the strong writing and Plaza's performance, but damn was I surprised that they were able to pull something like that off. Elizabeth Olsen and O'Shea Jackson Jr. are really solid too and the more I see of Wyatt Russell the more I'm starting to really like the guy as an actor. After Cold in July, 22 Jump Street, Goon: Last of the Enforcers and this I can definitely see him becoming as versatile of an actor as his legendary father.

Also, you guys weren't kidding about that sex scene. Easily, the hottest thing I have ever seen and I don't think I will look at Catwoman the same for a while lol.

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Maybe it's the Like-button subject matter, but the critical response to this seems held-back by something. It's at least as smart and relevant and well-made as Get Out was, and does a similar balancing act with genres; only, Ingrid Goes West also has Aubrey Plaza giving an extremely complex, near-virtuosic performance at the centre. If Jennifer Lawrence can win best actress for Silver Linings Playbook, Plaza should at least get a nomination here. It'll depend on how the Academy views the seriousness of the commentary---most critics seem to have underestimated how shrewd and important the film's observations are. Only technically is it a satire; every situation and character is believable. It's just that we haven't had a mirror so effectively placed on the facebook generation before, and critics born pre-1980, for whom social media was an introduced mechanism and not an integrated medium, the narcissistic vacuities of Insta-culture probably look like hyperbole.

West also explores the impact of image obsession on identity. Personality formation, a two-way phenomenon, and the changing role of contemporary icons; the psychic and existential costs of living through a false Self.

Everything about the filmmaking is exceptional, the acting is top-notch, and Ingrid's story-arc has real emotional gravitas. It might even be a masterpiece.

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There's too many great reviews for me to not watch this soon.


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There's absolutely no way this movie won't make my top five of the year at this point. It's so amazing. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since Sundance. I honestly do think it should be required viewing for people in their 20s/early 30s.


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As in; if you do not watch it you will be fined or prosecuted?


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This is a nice film. Aubrey Plaza is excellent and carries the film, but O'Shea Jackson shines in a supporting role too. This definitely turned out better than I expected, the good reviews drew me to this finally, and they're pretty much spot on. I didn't love this, but it's a very good drama about social media and mental illness.

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I quite liked this movie specially the acting and the message its based on. Aubrey Plaza was amazing here whereas Olsen and Jackson were good as well. The only problem with the movie is that it sometimes tries too hard to be funny but fails. And yes the sex scene was great.

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I bring this movie up in conversations regularly as a must watch. I legit think it’s a new favorite of mine.


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