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I Don't Feel at Home in This
World Anymore (2017)

Director:
Macon Blair
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Crime/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
96 minutes
Producer:
Mette-Marie Kongsved
Neil Kopp
Vincent Savino
Anish Savjani
Screenwriters:
Macon Blair


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Ruth Kimke Melanie Lynskey
Tony Elijah Wood
Marshall David Yow
Dez Jane Levy
Christian Rumack, Jr. Devon Graye
Meredith Christine Woods
Christian Rumack Robert Longstreet

 

Review

In this revamp of the American 'Vigilante Justice' subgenre, the vigilante is a soft-spoken 30-something woman (Melanie Lynskey) from the less affluent part of town, and her accomplice a nerdy boy-man with a martial arts fetish (Elijah Wood). But don't let writer/director Macon Blair trick you into being in accord with them; there's really very little difference between Melanie Lynskey's character here and Charles Bronson's in Death Wish. And so, the sentiment is the same: The world has gone to shit, therefore I might as well put the final nail in the coffin. It's a recipe for disaster that Blair wants us to enjoy (and, admittedly, laugh at), but it's only enjoyable in as far as it's creative from a filmatic point of view. Thematically, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore hasn't got any new thoughts, but Blair does reveal himself to be quite the talented set-pieceist, seen best with a brilliant scene in which Lynskey and Wood impersonate cops. And speaking of Wood, he is the main reason why the film works so well as a comedy. Who would have thought during the mid 90s that Wood's future career would be as an expert in quirky, little character parts?

Copyright 24.02.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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