Aubrey Plaza is among Hollywood’s most talented weirdos (she’s on the big screen now in The Little Hours, which she stars in and produced). Plaza’s weirdness manifests in her public life and her roles, and it’s this embrace of the strange that makes her endlessly fascinating to watch and relatable to audiences.
Which makes the plot of Ingrid Goes West a very scary story: a deranged young woman named Ingrid (Plaza) travels to LA to stalk and befriend and and integrate herself into the life of her #perfect former acquaintance (played by Elizabeth Olson).
All signs point to that plan failing, though, in what is sure to be a weird and perhaps tragic (?) picture. Ingrid Goes West won the best screenplay award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It opens in August.