"Ingrid Goes West" is an upcoming comedy movie which was directed by Matt Spicer. This is the directors first directorial debut. The screenplay for the movie was co-written by both Spicer and David Branson Smith. The film has already premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it received great reviews.

"Ingrid Goes West" is due to be released in a few weeks in theaters. The movie focuses on the character of Ingrid who is obsessed with Taylor Sloane who is a social media influencer. The movie follows Ingrid as she moves to Los Angeles to become Sloane's best friend.

Casting includes such actors as Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klementieff and Charlie Wright.

A movie about a girl obsessed with fame

According to Collider, the main character of the movie is called Ingrid Thorburn who is played by actor Aubrey Plaza. Ingrid is obsessed with social media and the fame it brings. She often confuses likes on her pictures and Instagrams for meaningful real life relationships. It is because of this skewed perception of the online world that Ingrid becomes obsessed with social media star Taylor Sloane. Sloane's perfect lifestyle shown through her Instagram account becomes Ingrid's latest obsession.

Ingrid decides that she must become Taylor Sloane's best friend.

She desperately wants to be a part of Sloane's stellar lifestyle. It would make the obsessed fans life if she were to feature in just one photograph with Taylor. To enact her plan of befriending Sloane, Ingrid packs up her life and moves to L.A. Once there her obsession with Taylor takes a frightening turn as she becomes obsessed to the point of danger.

A dark comedy exploring the dangers of social media

"Ingrid Goes West" is an excellent cinematic portrayal of the dangers of social media. The film takes a deep look into the obsessive nature of today's youth with apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The character of Ingrid is an extreme case. However, by utilizing her obsessed nature director, Matt Spicer explores the perception that many of today's youth have of social media.

Many of today's teenagers mistake attention on their social media accounts for real life relationships. This concept is explored in depth with Ingrid and her relationship with her phone.

"Ingrid Goes West" is due to be released to theaters worldwide on August 11. The dark comedy is a poignant exploration of the use of social media.