Neon has released a new Ingrid Goes West red-band trailer. The feature directorial debut of Matt Spicer stars Aubrey Plaza as a lonely, unstable young woman who, after fixating on “lifestyle guru” Taylor Sloane’s (Elizabeth Olsen) Instagram, models her social media life after Sloane’s and moves to California to become her best friend.
The movie looks incredibly dark and funny, and I’m eager to see it since it got such great buzz out of Sundance. I’ve heard particularly good things about O’Shea Jackson Jr., who gives a scene-stealing performance, and you can kind of see that already in this trailer. I’m also excited to see how the movie takes on social media and the false sense of connection it provides. Neon has been putting out some exciting films so far this year including Colossal and The Bad Batch, and I hope Ingrid Goes West continues their winning streak.
Check out the Ingrid Goes West red-band trailer below, and click here for Adam’s review from Sundance. The film opens August 11th, and also stars Wyatt Russell and Billy Magnussen.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ingrid Goes West:
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.