Review: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

Title: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Director: Macon Blair
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, Marilyn Faith Hickey
Runtime: 1 hr 33 mins

What It Is: When Ruth (Lynskey) is already having a pretty bad day she gets to come home and find out that she’s been robbed. Missing among the things are grandmothers silver and her laptop. She enlists her very peculiar neighbor Tony (Wood) to help her reacquire her stuff. As they put together all of the clues they have they begin to stitch together who might have taken it and why and Ruth will be getting her revenge, kind of.

What We Think: This is an absolutely fascinating whodunit of sorts. Not only does this have a rather quirky nature to it, so much so it is almost a mumblecore mystery, but it’s got some good performances. Melanie Lynskey anchors the whole thing with her nuance. That is the catalyst for the story to unfold and I was shocked by the amount of gore in the film. This was not, however, a negative for me. Anyone who knows my feelings on horror films knows I’m not a huge gore fan. So it’s certainly a surprise this didn’t throw me.

Our Grade: B-, Given that this is a Netflix film that premiered at Sundance in January that is a fast turn around. This is a really good film. Like a really surprising one. Blair makes some amazing decisions from a directorial standpoint and I would love to see what he does next behind the camera. He’s shown some great chops in films like Green Room and Blue Ruin which is also currently on Netflix right now! He was also in Gold but I cannot recall him in the film nor much about. That’s kind of sad because we JUST reviewed it. Either way I highly recommend this little indie flick.

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