WIFF | FILMS

INGRID GOES WEST

Review

Director:

 Matt Spicer

Genre:

Comedy

Country:

USA

Rated:

14A

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

97 Minutes

Description:

With a generation now largely measuring their self-esteem by the amount of likes on their Instagram feed, the veneer of a perfect life is a sought-after badge of approval.

Ingrid is a mentally unstable woman filling the lonely void left by her recently deceased mother with social media stalking. Upon reading an article in Elle, she sets her sights on Taylor Sloan, an Instagram influencer who gets paid by companies to hawk their latest fashionable products. Using the $60,000 left by her mom’s will, she sets off to Los Angeles to hopefully make a new friend. Thus begins the escalating deception of Ingrid Goes West, satirizing the modern world of social media and proving that being #perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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