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I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 24 February 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Macon Blair

Writer:

Macon Blair
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Lynskey ... Ruth
Chris Doubek ... News Radio (voice)
Marilyn Faith Hickey Marilyn Faith Hickey ... Mrs. Hamble
Jared Roylance Jared Roylance ... Mrs. Hamble's Son
Macon Blair ... Bar Dude
Cristy Miles Cristy Miles ... Police Officer (as Cristi Miles)
Gary Anthony Williams ... Detective William Bendix
Michelle Moreno ... Jana
Lee Eddy ... Angie
Matt Orduna Matt Orduna ... Dan
Elijah Wood ... Tony
Wrick Jones Wrick Jones ... Yogurt Man
Jeb Berrier ... Gearhead
Sharae Foxie ... Young Mom
Xander Williams Xander Williams ... Khaleesi
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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For Ruth, the last straw was a spoon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fremd in der Welt See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Film Science, XYZ Films See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Macon Blair used the experience of having his apartment broken into and laptop stolen, plus a lack of police follow-up, as some of the inspiration for this story. See more »

Goofs

This film is set in Virginia, which requires license plates to be displayed on both the front and back of vehicles. In the film there were no front license plates. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Hamble: [watching news report about a riot from her hospital bed] Just look at those goddamn monkeys.
Ruth: Why don't we turn this off, huh?
Mrs. Hamble: The way they shoved this country right down the fuckin' stinker. Keep your gigantic monkey dick out of my good pussy.
[then breathes her last]
Mrs. Hamble's Son: [a short time later her doctor] Did...? Did she have any last words?
ER Doctor: [looks over to Ruth]
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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Surrender
Performed by Suicide
Written by Martin Rev and Alan Vega
Published by Revega Publishing
Courtesy of Mute Records Ltd. by arrangment with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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A Wicked Blend Of Crime & Comedy That's As Amusing As It Is Rueful
5 March 2017 | by CinemaClownSee all my reviews

Macon Blair's feature film debut is a wicked blend of violence & hilarity that balances the elements of crime & comedy with flair, offers an interesting insight into the norms of lower-class American society, and is wonderfully uplifted by quirky inputs from its cast to succeed as an indie that's as amusing as it is rueful.

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore tells the story of a lonely woman who's sick of people being indecent all around her and is pushed to the limit when her home gets robbed. Enlisting the help of a neighbour, the two decide to go after the ones who burglarized her house but soon find themselves out of their depths.

Written & directed by Macon Blair in what's his directional debut, the film exhibits a shade or two of Jeremy Saulnier's thrillers when it comes to depicting violence but most of it is pierced by well- dosed humour that serves as a counterpoint. The plot takes a while to get going but once it gains the momentum, it is expertly maintained till the end.

Featuring an idiosyncratic list of characters whose arcs are embedded with serviceable depths, the first act attempts to establish our protagonist's lonely state & morals before bringing more people into the play. Melanie Lynskey plays her leading part brilliantly and supporting her throughout is Elijah Wood who delivers a downright hilarious performance as her neighbour.

On an overall scale, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a confidently crafted beginning of Macon Blair's directional career and is a morality play that's quite timely but there was still room for improvement, for few segments are drawn out, narrative flow is inconsistent at times, and it settles for a safe conclusion. Nevertheless, for a debut feature, it is as good a start as any. Worth a shot.


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