The first trailer for NEON's Ingrid Goes West has arrived, and - at the risk of sounding hyperbolic - it's one of the best this writer has seen in months. It's red-band, though, so consider yourselves warned if you're at work or church or whatever.
Check this out:
Great, right? Ingrid Goes West (directed by Matt Spicer, from a script co-written by Spicer and David Branson Smith) screened to rave reviews at Sundance earlier this year, got picked up by the good folks at NEON, and is now barrelling towards an August 4th release date. The Birth.Movies.Death. staff is very much looking forward to getting their asses kicked by this movie.
Here's an official plot synopsis:
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.
The cast is great, the buzz is strong, and that synopsis is very intriguing, indeed. But let's be real: the trailer above was really all the convincing I needed (it's true that I may watch that trailer another six dozens times between now and Ingrid Goes West's arrival, but other than that? I require no further information).
Stay tuned for more on Ingrid Goes West as we get closer to the film's August 4th arrival.