"The King of Comedy" for the Instagram Age. Aubrey Plaza is incredible in this. Someone on letterboxd put it that her performances is so powerful that whether it's read as drama or comedy depends on how many people are laughing in the room. Interesting thought.
# I am Ingrid. Spicer's debut feature is a great vehicle for the unique Aubrey Plaza whose mix of mania, obsession and eventual self reflection is quite impressive. The film can be a chore with its cringe worthy moments that arise but Plaza, Olsen and a strong supporting cast keep it watchable. Social media driven films usually flounder but this poisonous take on the power of 'sharing' and 'followers' is inspired.
an oddly satisfying, self-fulfilling prophecy for all of us who've had to physically shake ourselves out of a marathon insta-stalking session. the standard "nobody's life is THAT perfect" device is somewhat of a narrative cop-out, but by the large this film stays uncomfortably on top of its aim to add a little diabolism to that innocuously colorful instagram logo.
INGRID is a pretty goddamn ugly movie (we ain't talkin' mere aesthetics here). Fair enough. Instagram was always going to be the treasure trove it herein proves itself to have been, and Spicer's dire prognostications hardly fail to line up w/ observable realities. The movie isn't really a comedy. It's less funny the more you think about it. It's not a thriller, either. It's more like riding out a fugue on tranqs.
not a bad diversion, Aubrey Plaza is pretty great and there are some hilarious, awkward moments early on. it risks almost becoming too serious and coming off the rails towards the end. the screenplay does really hit a lot of what's terrible about instagram and social media in general though.