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.
A perfect role for Aubrey Plaza, this is the second bit of media that i’ve seen her taking crazy pills in, the first being LEGION. She really does play crazy very well, though it would be great to see her get back to a role like she had in Parks & Rec, I really did love her there.