2017/03/23

17 days to go:I don't feel at home in this world anymore (March, 22)

I don't feel at home in this world anymore is the title of today's movie. It could be something that I'd say during a chat with a friend. This is a true statement - and a peculiar film.

Melanie Lynskey, the main actress here, with her woman-next-door looks and childish voice is not rarely cast in the role of a conformist person, despite never letting us think she can't kick ass in reality. Ruth looks around her and seems to conform to all the small wrongness in her daily life. Don't be led by appearances: she's fed up, as we are, but there's nothing much she can do - just like us again. The first half of this movie is a replica of what we see happening constantly, things that pile up inside us until we say enough, and not always in a good way.

On the other hand, when she starts , as to say, her journey of no conformism, she recognizes what makes sense to her in the most unexpected places and people. That's just how life is also, and this little black comedy, that lead us to some surprising outcomes (Boy, I was terrified at the end :), touches our routine in a bizarre manner.

On this day, I just wanted to see a movie, nothing too deep or difficult, just a film on a quiet Wednesday night. I chose this on Netflix and, despite it not being at all what I'd like at first, it was a fun and enlightening experience. And Elijah Wood is a great perk in a movie at all times (My only question to myself is when I'll stop mistaking Elijah with Tobey Maguire:)..

I don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore. Directed and written by Macon Blair.
Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Chris Doubek, Elijah Wood. USA, 2017, Color, 93 min. (Netflic|).


PS: I feel like Ruth a lot, in many moments of my day. At traffic (a place from hell nowadays); the guy from upstairs who calls all his friends to party in a day of water shortage at the building; all the institutions that don't care about the people they are responsible to defend... Well, the list is long. As Ruth says, she just wants to the jerks to stop being jerks. Impossible. One  way out is, like Tony (Elijah, not Tobey) says: do what we think is right and try to get better always... Be attentive to your own mess and demons in order to be able to really help who is in need. 

2 comments:

  1. That's cool, I don't think I would've paid any attention to this film before I read about it here, so... adding it to my watchlist now. I gotta say I absolutely identify with this title as well. Ugh. haha

    [ j ]

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