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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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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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Ingrid perd le nord  »

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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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The production was delayed by some setbacks when director Matt Spicer accidentally walked through a sliding glass door after yelling "cut" and gaffers had to remove fragments of glass from his arm with duct tape. At one point the production had to evacuate their location due to the raging Santa Clarita brush fires in L.A. county. See more »

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Instagram does not make a click sound when a user likes a photo. See more »

Quotes

Dan Pinto: Tell me Gotham needs me.
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References Clueless (1995) See more »

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Rip It Up
Written by Edwyn Collins
Performed by Islands
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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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