I don’t even know how I ended up stumbling across this one on Netflix. It’s a Netflix original and it was really good. I didn’t know what to expect, but at the same time, even if I did expect something, it would have been totally different. Melanie Lynskey is one of those people who I almost always enjoy watching, but never think of as one of my “favourite” actresses. She can do it all and she can do it all well. She just slips herself in there and does a good job but doesn’t seem to get a whole lot of praise for it, which is a shame! And Elijah Wood is always enjoyable to watch too (Maniac remake, anyone? The critics weren’t fans but I enjoyed it!)
I don’t feel at home in this world anymore., with it’s inconveniently long title was an exercise in powerlessness and “riding the wave.” It was weird, it was interesting, it got thrilling really damn fast… it was good! I was impressed! I watched it last night and I’ve been thinking about it all day. Every performance was on point… the story at first felt too thin to carry a feature-length film but it got better.
It was just the right amounts of funny and shocking, but most of all, it was quirky. I’m not sure if it will get a Bluray release since it’s a Netflix film, but if it does.. I want it. And thus ends the shortest movie review I’ve (probably) ever written!
Tagged: christine woods, devon graye, elijah wood, i don't feel at home in this world anymore, jane levy, macon blair, melanie lynskey