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 Post subject: INGRID GOES WEST (2017)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:27 pm 
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Ingrid Goes West [2017]

MPAA (R) CNS/USCCB () RogerEbert.com (3 1/2 Stars) AVClub (B) Fr. Dennis (3 1/2 Stars)

Ingrid Goes West [2017] (directed and screenplay cowritten by Matt Spicer along with David Branson Smith) is a cutting but wildly entertaining (in a feel-sorry-for sort of way) late-teen-to-early-20s-young-adult-oriented dramedy about Ingrid (played wonderfully / almost always convincingly by Aubrey Plaza) a young late-teen / early 20s "loser-ish" woman from the Midwest with "some issues."

SOME issues?? Okay, she had no real friends, was addicted to Instagram and had clearly become a Stalker. But part of the film's charm (and arguably _its point_) is that while she's clearly "gone off the edge," she's clearly _not that far_ from said "edge" and the various "cool" / "have it together" people that she so admires are not necessarily that far from said "edge" either.

It's just that, once one "goes over the edge," all that there is ... is AIR ... and a long, inevitable (and painful) FALL down. So going "over the edge" does have ... CONSEQUENCES even if those of us who haven't _yet_ "gone over the edge" ought to not be THAT PROUD because ... we could be close to said "edge" ourselves.

Very well... we meet Ingrid as she crashes the #Blessed #Perfect wedding of ... some girl she barely knows (but is a friend of on Instagram), spraying her with mace because ... she wan't invited to said #Blessed #Perfect wedding. That lands her, well, in a local psychiatric institution ... for a few months.
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Comedy, Drama
Rated R for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior.
97 minutes
| Sheila O'Malley
August 11, 2017 | 13
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/ingrid-goes-west-2017
There's a popular website devoted entirely to the "downfalls" of Instagram celebrities, those camera-ready people (mostly women) who transform their lives into a "brand." The Instagram feeds feature "personal" photos of laughing babies, vaguely bearded husbands, shabby-chic lofts, chunky dinnerware, each post tagged with affiliate product links. Everyone knows these feeds are fake, or at least "curated" within an inch of their lives, but the most successful ones have millions of followers. Every so often, one of these celebs "falls." The veil lifts, revealing the flawed human underneath. Schadenfreude is ugly but inevitable. "Ingrid Goes West," the new black comedy directed by Matt Spicer, starring Aubrey Plaza, is so insightful about this sub-culture, about its appeal but also about the traps of believing so fully in what is fictional. The film is very smart, most of all because it resists the urge to devolve into a sentimental redemption narrative. This is a daring comedy with a very sharp bite.
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That does look like fun. Just your average millennial chick trying to make her way and have some laffz! :P

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I saw that the movie review came from "RogerEbert.com "

Roger Ebert died in April 2013.

4 years into the grave and he is still producing movie reviews!

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chijohnaok wrote:
I saw that the movie review came from "RogerEbert.com "

Roger Ebert died in April 2013.

4 years into the grave and he is still producing movie reviews!


Well he was a card carrying Democrat wasn't he!?

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Good flick that makes you think. Thx for the tip.

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