Ingrid Goes West (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ingrid Goes West (2017)



Critic Consensus: Led by strong performances from Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West delivers smart, topical humor underlined by timely social observations.

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Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) 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. Built around a brilliantly disarming performance from Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West (winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance) is a savagely hilarious dark comedy that satirizes the modern world of social media and proves that being #perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Aubrey Plaza
as Ingrid Thorburn
Elizabeth Olsen
as Taylor Sloane
Wyatt Russell
as Ezra O'Keefe
Billy Magnussen
as Nicky Sloane
Pom Klementieff
as Harley Chung

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Critic Reviews for Ingrid Goes West

All Critics (197) | Top Critics (58)

Earnest character work by Plaza, Olson, and O'Shea Jackson Jr., stylistically relevant visuals, and emphatic themes surpasses the script's numerous pitfalls.

March 1, 2021 | Full Review…

Relevant, timely, and uncomfortably close to home, Ingrid Goes West delivers a quirky, fun, brutally awkward, legitimately unsettling cautionary tale about influencer culture and social media obsession.

July 1, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The people examined by the film are as paper thin as the pixels that make the images on their phones, and have as much depth as an evaporated gully.

August 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This comedy needed to be made. It has its flaws, but it's better than we had a right to expect.

November 29, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The picture's greatest asset is its star and producer, Aubrey Plaza, who has a name like a suburban shopping mall and a face like sarcasm personified.

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Ingrid Goes West indulges our worst impulses in the grand quest to gain more likes, followers and attention.

November 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ingrid Goes West


Of course Plaza is the perfect fit for an obsessive fan / stalker Ingrid. The beginning is particularly funny, mocking the instagram craze and its participants on both sides, but never entirely giving up on its deeply flawed characters. While things get a little more dramatic later on, the humor does turn darker but it's abandoned altogether. The solution works, too. LA, Venice and Joshua Tree look amazing and the actors all fill their roles with life. Well done.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Really enjoyed this one. Definitely be watching it again. So relevant to all the falseness online and I really enjoyed Ingrid’s stalker tendencies!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


I'm super uncomfortable in a really good way.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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