Explore Aubrey Plaza’s social media obsession in Ingrid Goes West
The first red band teaser trailer for Ingrid Goes West previews the dark side of social media mania. It’s red band for a few choice words early in the trailer, but for the most part there’s nothing overtly outrageous on display. The movie looks like it might loosely follow the introvert-turns-crazy-party-girl stereotype, but there’s enough flair on display in the trailer to give off hints of Sophia Coppola mixed with maybe Harmony Korine. Admittedly, I don’t know much about this one, but it looks like it could be dark and quirky in a cult classic black comedy sort of way. Aubrey Plaza has been doing more out-of-the-box work lately, with this and the upcoming naughty nun movie The Little Hours, and I’m interested to see where Ingrid Goes West…goes.
Check out the red band teaser (again, red band for language), read a plot synopsis, and take a look at the poster for the movie after the jump.
This trailer debuted back in April, and we really haven’t heard much about Ingrid Goes West since then. That said, the movie closed the LA Film Fest the other day, and it seemed to get decent reviews out of Sundance earlier this year, so color me curious. I’m guessing the movie will find two different audiences: the social media obsessed and those looking for a deeper commentary on the social media obsessed. We’ll have to wait until August to see just what kind of tone and texture Ingrid Goes West settles into.
The trailer didn’t really follow a plot-driven narrative, so here’s an official plot synopsis for Ingrid Goes West to fill in some details:
Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession and LA socialite Taylor Sloane. After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of friends, the façade begins to crack in both women’s lives — with comically malicious results.
Ingrid Goes West was directed by Matt Spicer and stars Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Pom Klementieff, Billy Magnussen, and Wyatt Russell. You can catch the movie in theaters starting August 11, 2017.