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I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, 2017.
Written and Directed by Macon Blair
When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore certainly puts a tonal twist on the “yeah, the world is full of assholes, but stop to take a second and smell the roses/appreciate the good” current trend of quirky indie films to come out of Sundance. Written and directed by Macon Blair – who is a frequent acting collaborator with filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier – (last year’s outstanding »
- Robert Kojder
In 2011, comedian/filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait sent a message to the American public – stop being an assholes. His film God Bless America was a no-holds-barred attack on our culture’s most mind-numbing afronts. Did we get the message? Assumedly not. Some six years have passed, and actor/filmmaker Macon Blair has something similar to say – albeit a more restrained message. Hey humanity, stop being “assholes, dildoes and fuckfaces.” As much as life imitates art, you’d better believe the phrase works both ways. I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore isn’t just a title, it’s a general feeling about our me-me-me, all-for-one society – and one hell of a directorial debut for Mr. Blair.
Melanie Lynskey stars as Ruth, a small-town nurse who can’t help but see the worst in people. Souped-up roadsters spew black smog. Supermarket shoppers leave dropped items on the ground. Neighbors don »
- Matt Donato
Viewers know Macon Blair from his powerful performances in Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room, Blue Ruin, and Murder Party, but in the new film I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, Blair steps behind the camera for his directorial debut, and you can get an idea of what to expect in two new clips ahead of the movie's Netflix premiere this Friday.
"From the producers of Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women" and Jeremy Saulnier's "Green Room" comes the story of Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nursing assistant suffering through a crisis of existential despair. But when her house is burglarized, Ruth discovers a renewed sense of purpose in tracking down the thieves. Accompanied by her obnoxious martial-arts-enthusiast neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
- Derek Anderson
After making his start working on screen with writer-director Jeremy Saulnier — first with 2007’s Murder Party, then followed up by the indie smash success Blue Ruin (with Blair taking center stage), and finally with last year’s Green Room — Macon Blair has now stepped behind the camera to direct I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. An official selection at this year’s Sundance film festival, the film follows Ruth (Malanie Lynskey), a fed up and depressed woman who hits the final straw when her house is burglarized and her deceased mother’s precious spoon gone. Now driven, she sets out on a quest — as much, perhaps, to find new purpose in life as to seek revenge — alongside her oddball neighbor (Elijah Wood). Unfortunately, the duo quickly find themselves far out of their element against the pack of thugs (including Don’t Breathe‘s Jane Levy and »
- Mike Mazzanti
4 items from 2017
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