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I Don't Feel At Home in This World Anymore

I Don't Feel At Home in This World Anymore

A dejected nursing assistant is fed up with her job and society. Traumatized by a home burglary and sick of the world’s “assholery”, she takes measures into her own hands and teams up with a neighbor to retrieve what was stolen. Beginning as a quirky dark comedy, this film slowly morphs into a detective/noir triggering a downward spiral that is anything if not a joy to watch unravel.

This film is definitely more than the sum of its parts, of which, there are a lot of. The pacing and delivery of its stylish influences appear in peaks and valleys. Right away we are introduced to the main character and her weariness of modern society. The solid foundation of her, as well as her future partner in crime (pun intended), serves as a nice base to pair up the barrage of ideas the director tries to incorporate. Some people may not dig the way these influences are delivered, but I think most of it works. 

The film’s varied soundtrack does a stellar job of keeping its parts together. A good combination of ambient (original) pieces to heighten the suspense, dread, and action. Great pieces of doo-wop and retro R&B music contrast the films heavier themes perfectly. The use of metal in particular struck a personal note for me, especially when combined with the audaciousness of Elijah Wood’s character. It will definitely inspire a trip down the NWOBH lane for the metalheads out there.

Spikes in activity and events all come to a wonderful build up to the films last 20 or so minutes. The inevitable meeting of the protagonist and the robber sets off a series of events that could be described as Rube Goldberg-esque. A little suspension of disbelief is required on the viewer’s part to chain each set piece together, but man was it treat to watch unfold. Violence in here, much like the director’s other known acting credits in Blue Ruin and Green Room, is quick but extremely brutal . More than a handful of audible “Oh shit!” moments, and even a couple guffaws from the sheer absurdity of the events.

This is a wonderful debut film and perfect Thursday to Saturday flick. When everyone’s an asshole in this world, sometimes you have to sit back and enjoy watching the shit unfold. 

I Don't Feel At Home in This World Anymore

Director: Macon Blair

Released: 2017

Mind: 7

Eye: 7

Total: 8.0

Swish Pan

  • Like God Bless America, but good.
  • Great choice with the Saxon T-shirt
  • Maybe the only  "Upper Decker" act in film history?
  • Why wasn't black metal used to soundtrack the forest scenes
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