1.22.2017

Sundance Review: I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore


I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore follows the story of Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a woman who is constantly losing faith in humanity and wonders if there's really a purpose to life. These feelings only escalate when her house gets robbed and local law enforcement doesn't seem too concerned in solving her case and helping her find justice. She ends up finding an unlikely partner in her neighbor (Elijah Wood) and the two decide to take the law into their own hands and teach the people responsible a lesson.

From reading the synopsis of the film, there is no way I could have predicted how funny it would be. There were moments in this film where I laughed harder and louder than I can even remember (well until I saw another movie I'll be reviewing later in the next few days.) Both Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood shine in their roles and make a wonderfully hilarious unlikely duo. Wood, in particular had some really great comic timing that got the better of me more than a few times. Once the story really got rolling, I was 100% invested in their crazy journey.

I Don't Feel At Home is an outrageous riot. Much of the humor comes from pure shock value, but because of our connection to the characters, it elevates it from a one-time watch. Luckily for everyone reading this that won't get the chance to see the movie at the festival, they won't have to wait too long to see it before it debuts on Netflix next month. For fans of the rare combination of crime thriller comedies, I definitely recommend it. EMILY RATING: 8.5/10

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow, that synopsis really doesn't seem to fit with a comedy, but I'm always up for a good laugh, so I will definitely have to check it out. I'm glad Netflix picked it up.

Johanna said...

Ha ha! Her face looked so familiar. She was in "Sweet Home Alabama." You know the one...who brought a baby to a bar.