In­grid Goes West

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! -

ANDY’S RAT­ING: ★★★★ In cin­e­mas on Fri­day

AF­TER a few failed at­tempts, the so­cial me­dia gen­er­a­tion has fi­nally found it’s own Sin­gle White Fe­male.

What sets this pitch-black com­edy apart from other re­cent stalker movies is its spot-on de­pic­tion of mod­ern in­ter­net celebrity. El­iz­a­beth Olsen is the per­fectly named Tay­lor Sloane, a glam­orous young thing who has mil­lions of so­cial me­dia fol­low­ers but no dis­cernible tal­ent.

As an In­sta­gram “in­flu­encer” her life re­volves around self­ies, banal hash­tags, VIP in­vites to par­ties and spon­sor-funded shots of her own din­ner.

When she gets stalked by a crazed loner called In­grid (Aubrey Plaza), you’re not en­tirely sure who is the vic­tim or who needs the most ther­apy.

It turns out to be ridicu­lously easy for In­grid to worm her way into Tay­lor’s life – all she needs is some­one to re­in­force her de­luded be­lief in her own im­por­tance.

In­grid is more than happy to oblige, but her needs are a lit­tle more com­pli­cated.

This is Plaza’s best-ever per­for­mance, she is un­hinged, ma­nip­u­la­tive, scary and hi­lar­i­ous.

As the film gets darker, the laughs do be­gin to dry up.

But at least no-one will think of get­ting their phone out in the cin­ema dur­ing this one.

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