Indie Gems: I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Well that's just mean.
Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) is a lonely woman who comes home to find her house burglarized one day. They've stolen her lap top, her grandmother's silver and some medications from her. The police are completely indifferent to helping her so she enlists the help of her strange neighbor, Tony (Elijah Wood) to try to locate the thieves.
The is the directorial debut of actor Macon Blair, who also wrote it. To be honest, this film is pretty messy but directors rarely start out perfect. I think he has a lot of potential because the story was very quirky. It's strange how a movie can be enjoyable and kind of a trainwreck at the same time. I liked this. I was never bored, even though pace wise it is kind of slow. I think it's because whenever the film would slow down, something outrageously funny would happen and it would pull me back in.
Lynskey is wonderful as always. She's so underrated and she continuously puts out amazing work. She's got to be on the Oscar stage one of these days. Elijah Wood is also fun.
While not perfect, the film makes for a nice watch on Netflix, especially for the actors.
Watched on: Netflix Instant
Memorable Quote: "You're gonna look, right?" - Ruth (Melanie Lynskey)