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Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West
Ingrid Goes West
Ingrid Goes West
  • R
  • 1h 38m
  • 2017
Certified Fresh85%
Common Sense Media Iconage 15+
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Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unstable young woman with a checkered past of obsessive behavior. She secretly moves to Los Angeles to befriend Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) — an Instagram "influencer" with a fabulous artist boyfriend, a camera-ready terrier, and an array of new products and brands to promote to her followers. After Ingrid adopts a Taylor-made identity for herself, her attempts to prove she's BFF material are underway — that is, until she meets Taylor's obnoxious brother Nicky, who threatens to tear down her façade. Also starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ingrid Goes West is a savagely hilarious dark comedy that brilliantly satirizes the modern world of social media and proves that being #perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: Led by strong performances from Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West delivers smart, topical humor underlined by timely social observations.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Social media thriller has worthy messages, drugs, language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Ingrid Goes West is a dramedy that revolves around an unstable woman (Aubrey Plaza) who stalks other women she "meets" on social media. The movie offers timely messages about social media, including "friending"/"following" someone vs. being or having a real friend, the reality of online personas, and other topics that will resonate with viewers in their teens and 20s. But there's also plenty of iffy stuff. In an extended superhero role-playing sexual scene, a woman begs a man to "f--k" her over and over, and several scenes show characters snorting cocaine and smoking cigarettes. There are also moments of sudden and startling violence and upsetting content, including a kidnapping in which a man is threatened with a gun and bludgeoned with a tire iron, a wedding party gone awry when the bride is pepper-sprayed in the face, and a suicide attempt (with pills). Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "c--t," and more. All of that said, if your kids are teens/young adults who can handle the mature content, this is worthy watch-together fare, with many potential conversation starters.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:August 11, 2017
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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