An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star.


Matt Spicer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aubrey Plaza ... Ingrid Thorburn
Elizabeth Olsen ... Taylor Sloane
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Dan Pinto
Wyatt Russell ... Ezra O'Keefe
Billy Magnussen ... Nicky Sloane
Pom Klementieff ... Harley Chung
Hannah Pearl Utt ... Nicole (as Hannah Utt)
Joseph Breen Joseph Breen ... Garth Lafayette
Angelica Amor ... Cindy
Meredith Hagner ... Charlotte (as Meredith Kathleen Hagner)
Charlie Wright ... Chuck
Dennis Atlas ... Buck
Malika Williams ... Nurse
Luis Deveze ... Mechanic
Jay Speedy Weingarten ... Waiter (as Jason Weingarten)

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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


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Bill Murray is listed in the Very Special Thanks section of the credits. In the commentary, Aubrey Plaza says that while she and Murray were filming A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012), he gave her his dark blue sweater when she became ill. She wears it in the bank scene and the tropical restaurant scene. See more »


When they are talking about going to the Littledoe launch party, Ingrid finished her glass of wine. In the next shot, the glass is half full again. See more »


Dan Pinto: Can we restart like a reboot?
Ingrid Thorburn: Yes, like a reboot.
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References Batman Begins (2005) See more »


One Thing Leads to Another
Written by Alfie Agius (as Alfred Agius), Cy Curnin (as Cyril Curnin), Rupert Greenall (as Peter Greenall), Jamie West-Oram (as James West-Oram) & Adam Woods
Performed by The Fixx
By arrangement with EMI Blackwood Music Inc. obo EMI Music Publishing Ltd & Colgems-EMI Music Inc.
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Bad reviews are missing the point! Poignant, well-acted, social commentary!
23 February 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

Aubrey Plaza is *always* fun to watch. It seems as if she can pull off any role thrown at her. The trailer for Ingrid Goes West looks like a comedy, but this film is deep.

In a genius writing move, Ingrid is given almost no backstory, because it doesn't matter. She's as much a force as she is a person. Calculating, manipulative, expertly building an Instagram brand by leeching off a popular grammer, she represents all that is obsessive and voyeuristic about social media, taken to a toxic, narcissistic extreme. And, everyone is to blame except the lovable Dan, who is perhaps the most sympathetic character of all.

The film is engaging all the way through as Ingrid rises, then falls, then explodes, then rises again, all of it fueled by her desperate need for validation by association. The story plays like a long metaphor, a morality play examining the social media phenomenon from several angles with power and a deftness that lands it's blows softly and unexpectedly.

I highly recommend this film!

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Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,301, 13 August 2017

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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