I know Macon Blair from his performances in Jeremy Saulnier's movies, so I was eager to see his directorial debut. I found it to be a smart, funny dark comedy.
The story of the film is actually quite interesting. I didn't know much about it going in, but it is a combination of a heist film, a modern western, and a revenge thriller with comedic elements throughout. It may sound a bit hectic, but it actually works. The characters are well-written, and the dialogue is very witty. It is also very metaphorical and existential, as implied by the title.
The execution is pretty good. There was definitely some good use of visual storytelling, especially through the lighting and camera. The editing is a little rougher at times, with some unnecessary jump cuts. The soundtrack choice is also interesting. Melanie Lynskey does a very good job as the protagonist, and Elijah Wood does an equally interesting job supporting her.
Overall, I thought that "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore" was a really good film. The writing was unique, and the execution, while sometimes flawed, did help in telling the story.
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Big Tuna's Rating: B+
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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