Ingrid Goes West might be the first film that really nails what it’s like to live in today’s selfie-saturated world. Like a Black Mirror episode set in the present day, IGW follows a mentally ill woman named Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) who develops a fixation on an Instagram influencer named Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) and begins gradually inserting herself into her life: ordering the food she orders, buying the accessories she wears, even renting a bungalow on the same ‘J. Tree’ block. Along with nailing the influencer aesthetic — all sun-drenched, succulent-filled California interiors and avocado toasts at Cafe Gratitude — IGW delves deep into the psychological ramifications of performing one’s identity online, and the pressure to curate a perfect self in a world where image is everything.
I Think I Saw The Hitman’s Bodyguard, But I Can’t Be Sure
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