Sundance film shines light on humanity
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A Sundance-winning crime-based thriller was oddly entertaining, but I’m still not sure why. “I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore,” starring Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood, is a politically fueled movie based solely on a woman who was robbed and who decided that she had had enough of the world treating her so poorly.
Lynskey was perfect for the leading role. The characters traits, being on edge, fed up, and naïve and relatable, contributed so greatly to making the movie an easy and amusing film. But by far the best character was Wood’s. Wood was everything the character needed to be: creepy, mysterious and incredibly strange. But he also played his character in a way that it was satisfying to watch him develop among the suspenseful story line.
Lynskey and Wood worked beautifully together, both diving far too deep into a world of crime and violence when they only wanted to retrieve their stolen belongings. There were numerous scenes that brought abrupt and genuine laughter caused by the shock of some scenes. And other humorous aspects were satirical because of the reality of what was happening and the subtle way it was portrayed in the movie.
The plot was interesting and remained intriguing without overcomplicating anything or attempting to psychologically mess with viewers. There are scenes of violence that brought equal amounts of laughter as the humorous parts of the movie, and as a high school guy I especially enjoyed those.
“I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore” is a fun and entertaining story about an average woman some how getting revenge, and it keeps the audience active with humor and suspense.