Aubrey Plaza in First Red Band Teaser Trailer for 'Ingrid Goes West'

April 3, 2017
Source: YouTube

Ingrid Goes West Trailer

"Are you insane?!" Neon has unveiled the first teaser trailer, a wild red band teaser, for the indie dramedy Ingrid Goes West. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to quite a bit of buzz, mostly for the concept, but also for the performances from the two leading ladies - Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen. The film is about an Instagram-addicted nobody (played by Plaza) who decides to move to Los Angeles to stalk another Instagram celebrity in hopes she can have her life, too. The cast includes O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Wyatt Russell. This is a nice tease, it doesn't give away too much but does introduce you to all the craziness in this. I enjoyed it quite a bit, saying in my review it's a "surprisingly entertaining indie comedy."

Here's the first red band teaser trailer for Matt Spicer's Ingrid Goes West, direct from YouTube:

Ingrid Goes West Movie

Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession and LA socialite Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of friends, the façade begins to crack in both women's lives — with comically malicious results. Ingrid Goes West is directed by American filmmaker Matt Spicer, who's making his feature directorial debut after a few shorts previously. The screenplay is co-written by Matt Spicer and David Branson Smith. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January (read our review) in the Dramatic Competition category. Neon will release Ingrid Goes West in select theaters starting August 11th later this summer. Who's interested in this?

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There will be blood in this, I guess ...

shiboleth on Apr 3, 2017


Why? DD Lewis is the villain? ;D

tarek on Apr 3, 2017


Worse, it's Instagram. And you can bit that one ...

shiboleth on Apr 3, 2017


Exactly my thoughts. What else could be done with it. Cheers...

shiboleth on Apr 4, 2017


The amazing Daniel Day-Lewis. ;D And don't tell me you didn't watch There will be blood...

tarek on Apr 3, 2017


There will be blood is by no mean a classic or something. But D.D Lewis makes any so so movie worth a watch. Now, when it comes to the movie I like in the same vein, I would say Gangs of New York by the talented and cocky Scorcese. If you have the chance to watch the blu-ray, check the making of. It's a delight.

tarek on Apr 3, 2017

7 HATED Whiplash?!? You're the first person to utter those words in regard to that film. Please explain!

RAW_D on Apr 6, 2017


That makes complete sense to me and truly shows how heavily our real-life experiences can influence our taste in film. Truth be told, I went into watching Whiplash thinking it was going to be a boring movie about Jazz drumming. It turned out to be one of the MOST enjoyable movie experiences I've had in awhile. I found myself really rooting for Miles Teller's character to show up that a$$hole J.K. Simmons and prove him wrong, not to mention the anxiety and tenseness this movie stirred up within. For me, it was the performances of the characters that were so believable, not to mention the energetic directing and pace. J.K. Simmons was a FANTASTIC villain. You were always hoping there was some degree of good in him, but he NEVER delivered. But you're absolutely right, if I was Miles Teller, I would've punched that teacher in the face and told him to go eff himself! I also grew up in a small school were many of the football coaches were teachers and often berated kids because they couldn't understand the curriculum because of their lame (often non-existent) teaching techniques. Caused me to suffer severe anxiety in high school, which evaporated in college because I finally decided to stand up for myself. I guess for me it was kind of a weird fascination to watch this character pursue greatness just to prove J.K. Simmons wrong. Those characters were both obsessive and flawed in their own ways ( much like most people) and for me, gave me an white-knuckle ride through a film about Jazz drumming. But I sincerely appreciate you lending your perspective. I find it fascinating! Thanks Bo!

RAW_D on Apr 6, 2017


If only the world could hold civil discussions like this regarding differences of opinion, rather than name calling and finger pointing and blaming. Wouldn't that be a nice world to live in? LOL

RAW_D on Apr 7, 2017


Plaza's 1-80 in character choice has been interesting, if not tragic, to witness.

DAVIDPD on Apr 3, 2017


I think you're saying "Plaza has type cast herself, and thus we'll never know if she has range as an actor. Also what's the deal with the movies she chooses?"

redtie on Apr 3, 2017


That is certainly one to look at it. I think it she just wanted to make sure she DIDN'T get type as the dour, sour faced "April Ludgate", so she have chosen to act in a bunch of raunchy, bleh films. I do think she will settle down and find her "voice".

DAVIDPD on Apr 3, 2017



Cincinasty on Apr 3, 2017


This looks surprisingly good! I really like Plaza. Love her dry version of comedy. It lends itself quite well to dark comedies. She should do more dark comedies and dramedies.

Moe on Apr 4, 2017


Hmm, interesting.

John Doe on Apr 5, 2017


I dug the music for this trailer, and it fits the frenzied and craziness in the trailer. We'll see how it pans out...

RAW_D on Apr 6, 2017

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