peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2022 11 06 IngridGoesWest

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

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Aubrey Plaza completism. She's a pyscho Insta stalker who is, of course, eventually saved by Insta. I got the impression that some think this is her finest outing. Elizabeth Olsen plays her target: a Californian lifestyle influencer. It's an emoji movie, notionally a black comedy but more often submerged in cringe. I guess co-writer/director Matt Spicer saw Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and thought he could spin "I mean, it's literally like someone took America by the East Coast and shook it, and all the normal girls managed to hang on" to feature length.

Peter Bradshaw: it's a bit hideous. Ben Kenigsberg: O’Shea Jackson Jr's realism is almost more than the rest put together.