ReelViews for 'COMEDY/DRAMA' movies
Although the surface tone is breezy and cheeky, there’s a lot going on beneath the facade.
"Ingrid Goes West" is part comedy, part tragedy, part horror/thriller, and part social commentary.
With a running length of two hours, it's hard to cite this movie's limited charm as a sufficient reason for enduring all the self-indulgent bloat.
Despite a committed performance from Mackenzie Davis, the film corkscrews into a death spiral of trite dialogue meant to obfuscate the lack of a meaningful narrative.
Falls afoul of tonal inconsistencies which can be especially detrimental in a story with its roots so deeply embedded in an abhorrent historical episode.
If it doesn’t find its niche in theaters, it will certainly surface again in the home video market and become a favorite for Christmases to come.