Glance at this film's title and you may think it's the name of a Fall Out Boy song based on its length and complexity, but we can assure you it's actually the directorial debut from Macon Blair. (No promises on it not being complex, though.) I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a wickedly transformative film: as soon as you think you have the genre, tone, and style figured out, it makes a hairpin turn into a whole new territory.
The Netflix-exclusive flick stars Melanie Lynskey (Up in the Air), Elijah Wood (we know you know he was in Lord of the Rings), Jane Levy (Suburgatory), David Yow, and Devon Graye, placing them in a black comedy world darker and funnier than most of the genre's top contenders. Following a breaking-and-entering blunder, Ruth (Lynskey) pulls up her bootstraps and partners with her eccentric neighbor (Wood) to hunt down the burglars. Their mission quickly melts into chaos and violence as they frantically try to outwit the pack of criminals following their every move.
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore unhinges itself from the slightly cumbersome nature of its name, bursting forward with an inventive, subversive, slyly smart, and downright fun feel that'll have you hollering in one scene and pondering society's structure in the next. Adored by critics, Blair's half-laughfest, half-top-notch thriller first effort is one you'll definitely feel at home with.