A 666-Character Review of ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’
Macon Blair’s directorial debut, I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore is a darkly funny crime thriller about a woman’s search for justice after her home is burglarized. Melanie Lynskey stars as Ruth, a nursing assistant turned vigilante, and is joined by Elijah Wood as Tony, the awkward neighbor. Lynksey and Wood bring Blair’s script to life, an entertaining and occasionally gory power fantasy on the surface and a pointed criticism of society when examined more closely. It’s a misanthropic adventure that puts forth a simple request: “For people to not be assholes.” At its core Anymore is a buddy-cop story, but the film leverages every bit of the production to make it a fresh and engaging experience and mostly succeeds. It’s a playful, eccentric piece of art that is sure to entertain.