Which could easily be how millions of people around the globe are identifying with right about now. Yet this feature, starring Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey, is the directorial debut of Macon Blair (Blue Ruin, Green Room) and is set premiere at Sundance Film Festival before heading to Netflix in February. Please note this trailer is accessible in North America only, will update once the international version debuts.
Synopsis: Ruth, a depressed nursing assistant, returns from work to find dog shit on her lawn and her house burglarized, the thief having made off with her silverware and laptop. Losing faith in the police (and possibly humanity as a whole), Ruth starts her own investigation, joining forces with her erratic neighbor–and dog shit culprit–Tony. Upon locating the laptop, they trace it back to a consignment store, leading them to a gang of degenerate criminals and a dangerous, bizarre underworld where they’re way out of their depth.
Macon Blair’s outstanding debut feature has an exuberant storytelling style that’s full of personality, visual inventiveness, idiosyncratic characters, and wildly unpredictable turns. Its dark tone, deadpan humor, and increasingly blood-soaked foray into a twisted moral universe evoke the Coen brothers, but most captivating is the deeply unsettling journey it takes Ruth on, through human vulnerability and escalating violence. Once brought to tears by the notion of an infinite universe, her quest isn’t for her laptop, but for a way of processing a world that no longer makes sense to her.
I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE premieres on NETFLIX FEBRUARY 24, 2017