I don't feel at home in this world anymore.

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I don't feel at home in this world anymore. transcends its unwieldy title to offer timely, intoxicatingly dark observations on gender dynamics and social norms in modern America.



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Fed up with the human indecency she sees around her and set off by her home being burglarized, Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) teams up with her martial arts-crazed neighbor (Elijah Wood) to exact vengeance. However, the duo soon finds themselves deep into a world they know little about. Macon Blair directed this crime thriller.


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  • Blair's film is like Blood Simple crossed with The Three Stooges-a clever, gritty tale of revenge at its most inept, anchored by performances that brim with goofy fury.

    Feb 24, 2017 | Full Review…
  • What's delightful about "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore" ... is how consistently the film challenges our worst assumptions about humanity even as it confirms them.

    Feb 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The film is worth seeing for its interest in eccentric but realistic people, in particular Ruth, who's played with great intelligence and exactness by Lynskey.

    Feb 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] darkly comic thriller ...

    Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • It would be easy to look at the title of this stellar oddball indie -- a film buckling with distinctly American rage, splattery violence and plenty of dark laughs -- and find a certain timeliness.

    Feb 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's one of those classic Sundance cases of a film being more 'promising' than anything else, although I suspect some will take to this gritty thriller as is, and forgive its flaws completely.

    Jan 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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  • Nov 05, 2018
    Dark and interesting film from Macon Blair who shines as a filmmaker to watch. The film is exactly why Netflix should be stiicking to the indie niche market, this is a film that would struggle to find an audience in the mainstream market. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters, they are far from the one dimensional type. Lynskey is the key to the films success, she doesn't have that glamour Hollywood fake persona and she dives head first into a film with layered depth. Wood is relegated to a mere support role but this is another solid performance and he creates so much with so little. That finale is confronting and suits the level of craziness that is building up from the initial robbery. 03/11/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2017
    The film is not only one tiny step away from being laugh-out-loud funny but also wastes too much unnecessary time focusing on the robbers, but even so it works quite well as it grows from being a quirky indie little comedy into something unexpectedly explosive in the end.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2017
    Well acted and interesting. I enjoyed this tale of revenge that exposes the social norms of modern America.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2017
    Macon Blair, who some may recognize as the lead actor in Jeremy Saulnier's excellent "Blue Ruin", absolutely hits it out of the park in his first auteur production. Taking so many tricks from Saulnier's repertoire, one might mistake it for one of his films if not for the incessant, bleak humor. Both "Blue Ruin" and last year's "Green Room" have inept protagonists battling near insurmountable odds to survive. This is no different, except that it completely dwells on the ineptitude of Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood's characters. In fact, every character from bit parts to the leads seem to be so well fleshed out, not the least of which by the succinct and non-superfluous dialogue. Adding to the complexity, there is a strong theme of existentialism and finding one's place in American society. These lonely people search for meaning and vindication, yet they cannot escape their habituation. As a crime comedy, it seems to be something on the level of a Coen brothers film with less forays into absurd set pieces (think "Burn After Reading"). But the visceral gore seems to skew the tone towards a very dark place. These extreme parameters culminate in a very rewarding watch. Now go stream it on Netflix already!
    K Nife C Super Reviewer

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