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I don’t feel at home in this world anymore (2017)

I don’t feel at home in this world anymore (2017)


Melanie Lynskey
Elijah Wood
David Yow
Jane Levy

Directed by Macon Blair

I don’t feel at home in this world anymore is quite a long name for a movie and it can be very distracting, robbing you off the wrong way which makes it hard for you to want to see it. But if you do, you will discover that the movie is not half bad.

The movie is not one of those missed masterpieces, for me its dark comedy and weird undertone, where well directed that it did not wear you out. Its characters carry on themselves heavy burdens too much for anyone to bare, and that made the movie enjoyable enough for you to see it through to the end. Because just seeing the lead and her neighbor struggle with the notion that people have chosen to be cruel to one another in this world is a silly endeavor but fun to see play out.

The movie introduces us to the lead Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) who is a nurse and after a weird day she gets home one day to find out that her house has been burgled.
She calls the police in and they noticed that she left her back door open which made it easy for the burglars who just walked in and took her stuff.

Upset by her lack of responsibility for her actions, the detective on her case gently scolded her for being careless. Even though he did it gently the message was passed and Ruth did not like it. Even when she went for a follow up on her case, the detective told her plainly they had better things to do than to look for items which someone lost because she left her doors open.

She meets her weird aggressive neighbor Tony (Elijah Woods) who became annoyed when she told him about her incident. The moment she was able to locate her laptop through tracking it because the people who stole it did not format it, she reached to Tony for help as she proceeded to go getting it and her other stuff back.

Now this leads us through a path of unknown circumstances and unbelievable consequences which are best left for you to see for yourself.

The movie in the end did not feel like a drag, the moment you get over the first seven minutes if you are interested in the plot above, then you will be able to go all the way. When it comes to acting, there is nothing bad to say about it or the actors as usual Elijah Woods gets to play the odd character, something he seems to have mastered. Everyone else did what they way paid for.
Writer and director Macon Blair for me delivered a watchable film for his directorial debut. So if you are looking for something to see on Netflix during this covid-19 lock down, here is a movie you can try.


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