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After a violent outburst leads to a brief stint in a psychiatric facility, Ingrid Thorburn is released but not reformed. She soon stumbles upon an Instagram celebrity called Taylor Sloane and immediately becomes obsessed with her, even moving to Los Angeles to experience the places and products Taylor recommends. When Ingrid manages to manipulate her way into Taylor’s life by stealing her dog and then returning it, she’s granted hero status by Taylor and her husband Ezra, and the two women quickly strike up a close friendship. But how long will Ingrid be able to maintain the fake persona she’s invented, especially once Taylor’s suspicious brother Nicky turns up? This is a smart and funny social media satire which examines how we present ourselves online.
A film guide that looks at Ingrid Goes West (2017), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Painfully perceptive Scorsese film in which Robert De Niro gives an unforgettable performance as stand-up wannabe, Rupert Pupkin.
16+ years 104 mins
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Other new in cinema highlights include Good Time, Mudbound, Trophy and Heartstone, with Cars 3 leading this week's DVD releases.
Reading time 4 mins
Also in cinemas are 'Isle of Dogs', 'Journeyman', 'Midnight Sun' and 'Duck Duck Goose', with 'Wonder' leading the DVD releases.
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We look at social media satire Ingrid Goes West in which an Instagram celebrity becomes an obsession for a devoted fan.
Reading time 5 mins
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Reading time 8 mins
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