Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West

She'll follow you.

20171 h 37 min

Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor's friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous.

Director Matt Spicer
Runtime 1 h 37 min
Release Date 11 August 2017
Movie Rating Good

Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is a mentally unstable young woman in Pennsylvania. After discovering on Instagram that an unrequited friend of hers named Charlotte (Meredith Hagner) did not invite her to her wedding, Ingrid crashes the reception and maces her in the face. Ingrid undergoes a brief stay at a mental hospital and, writing letters to Charlotte, explains that she has been having difficulties dealing with the death of her mother, who was the only person who was ever kind to her. After her release, Ingrid encounters a guest of the wedding. She says that Charlotte was never friends with Ingrid but simply commented on one of her posts, leading Ingrid to pursue a one-sided friendship with her.

Later Ingrid learns of a social media influencer named Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). Beguiled by her seemingly perfect life, Ingrid comments on one of her photographs and receives a slight response from Sloane. With an inheritance of over $60,000 from her mother, Ingrid decides to move to Los Angeles to become friends with Taylor. Upon arrival, she rents a house in Venice from Dan Pinto (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), an aspiring screenwriter and Batman enthusiast. She visits Taylor’s regular hangouts and restaurants, and gets a makeover in her style.

After running into Taylor at one of her favorite book stores, Ingrid follows her to her house and kidnaps her dog Rothko. She returns Rothko to Taylor, officially meeting her and her husband Ezra (Wyatt Russell), a pop artist. Ingrid rejects their offer of a cash reward but has dinner with them, where they become acquainted. The next night, Ingrid and Taylor go partying in Joshua Tree. Taylor reveals she wants to buy a small house in Joshua Tree and adapt it as a thrift hotel. Soon after, Ingrid damages Dan’s truck while driving under the influence. She returns late, causing Dan to miss a table read of his screenplay. Ingrid promises to reimburse him and take him out to dinner. When they go out, they reveal painful losses in their lives. Later that night, the two have sex and begin a relationship…

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