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Ingrid Goes West
Matt Spicer's Sundance award winning debut is a deeply uncomfortable and wickedly hilarious look at the stalkers that the internet is making of us all.
Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza, Safety Not Guarenteed) is an unhinged loner with a checkered past and no social life outside of the internet who is set on moving to Los Angeles to befriend insta-guru Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen, Wind River), who has the perfect life, amazing boyfriend, camera-ready terrier, and all the followers that Ingrid craves. Relentless, Ingrid dons her new Taylor-made life down to the clothes, hair and the avocado toast, and becomes her idol's new BFF.
With a pitch perfect cast who hold nothing back, led by the formidable Plaza, this black comedy come psychological thriller punctuates our culture's obsession with internet connection whilst maintaining heart, and acknowledging that even in our online world the human need for truth and belonging are still vital.
"A semi-ironic, yet still-empathetic Single White Female for the Facebook generation, Spicer's squirm-inducing directorial debut understands both the pleasures and frustrations of judging one's worth via virtual connections." – Variety