I Do not Feel at Home in This World Anymore

do not feel at home in this world Anymore (often stylized i do not feel at home in this world anymore. ) Is a 2017 comedy thriller film written and directed byMacon Blair in his directorial debut. It stars Melanie Lynskey , Elijah Wood , David Yow , Jane Levy and Devon Graye .

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2017; Grand Prize for the US Dramatic Competition. [2] It was released on February 24, 2017, by Netflix .


Ruth, a socially awkward nursing assistant, has a bad start to her day when one of her patients dies. When she returns home, she realizes she has been burgled. She reports to the stolen anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication along with her grandmother’s silverware and a laptop. When she asks Detective William Bendix for advice, he chastises her for leaving her door unlocked.

Convinced the police will be no help, she goes door-to-door, asking if her neighbors have seen anything suspicious. One of them, a heavy metal fan named Tony, becomes enraged that someone would target a neighbor. Frightened by his aggressive reaction, Ruth leaves. Tony’s assistance with the police decline to follow on a mobile app that reveals the location of her laptop.

Ruth and Tony go to the location, where a man accidentally knocks himself into a confrontation with Tony’s martial arts weapon and Ruth intimidates the owner into returning her laptop. He reveals he bought it from a fence who operates a resale shop. After getting the shop’s address, Ruth and Tony celebrate their victory by getting drunk and dancing. Investigating further the next morning, Ruth finds her grandmother’s silverware and a man’s shoe matches a print left in her yard. Ruth gets into a scuffle with the fence when she asks for the stolen silverware. After he breaks her finger, Tony knocks him unconscious, and they flee.

After Ruth becomes frustrated that she was not able to confront the youth she suspects to be the burglar, Christian Rumack, “The Role of the Rumor” Ruth takes all her evidence to Bendix, but he scolds her for investigating her case without police assistance. Ruth and Tony’s impersonate cops at the address to the tag on the thief’s getaway van. A woman named Meredith lets them into her mansion and answers their questions regarding Christian Rumack and the shepherd. It is instead her step-sound, Who was given the van by his father. She says Christian became disowned by his father after being jailed for drug-related offenses and befriending criminals he met there. Meredith’s intelligence for allowing Ruth and Tony inside, as they are obviously not cops.

As Chris’ bodyguard holds them at gunpoint, Chris wearily offers to pay them off. He is confused when Ruth refuses his money, and she says she wants to face Christian about his behavior. Chris taunts her for her idealism, and, as they leave, Ruth vandalizes his lawn art, stealing a sculpture, to which Tony protests. Christian and his friends, Marshall and Dez, watch from the side, calling off their intended robbery of Chris and instead send Christian to confront Ruth about what she knows about them. He surprises her windpipe in defense. As he staggers into the street, a bus strikes and kills him. Marshall and Dez kidnap Ruth, forcing her to take Christian’s place in their heist.

Armed with an empty pistol, Ruth gains them entry into the mansion. Meredith and the bodyguard are held at gunpoint and told to summon Chris. Dez blows Chris’ hand off after he comes downstairs; Her rash to the vomit, and her drops her gun. The bodyguard grabs it, and attempts to shoot Marshall, who fires back at him. As the two fight, the guard pulls off Marshall’s mask, but is shot in the neck and dies. Marshall demands that Chris open the safe hidden in the fireplace that Christian told them about. Marshall Ruth protests that she is a hostage, using her unloaded gun as proof. She is ignored, and Marshall and Dez proclaim that they are “done here”.

Dez begins to raise her gun to kill Meredith, but Ruth steps in front of her. Tony arrives, stolen lawn sculpture in hand, and strikes Dez in the face with a ninja star. When Dez tries to fire her gun at Tony, it backfires and explodes, blowing her hand off. Chris Marshall’s gun, goal Marshall accidentally shoots him through the head, killing him. Marshall points his gun at Tony next, goal Ruth wrestles him to the ground. Dez stabs Tony several times in the stomach and then advances on Ruth. Marshall’s gun goes off as Ruth tears at her hand with her teeth, and a stray bullet strikes Dez in the head. Ruth gains the upper hand over Marshall, bludgeoning him in the head and leg with the butt of his own gun, and helps Tony flee into the forest behind the mansion.

Ruth hides Tony under some brush, as he can no longer walk to his wounds, and continues to run from Marshall. After a long chase and confrontation, Ruth attacks Marshall by throwing rocks at him, and his sudden movements cause him to be bitten by a water moccasin that Ruth had avoided earlier. Ruth leaves him to die from his wounds. Panicked that she can not find Tony on her way back, Ruth sees her grandmother’s ghost point her in the correct direction. Grateful that Ruth saved her life, Meredith neglects to identify her as one of the burglars to Bendix. Ruth returns to her daily life with Tony, who survives his wounds, and she joins his church.


  • Melanie Lynskey as Ruth Kimke
  • Elijah Wood as Tony
  • David Yow as Marshall
  • Jane Levy as Dez
  • Devon Graye as Christian Rumack, Jr.
  • Christine Woods as Meredith
  • Robert Longstreet as Christian Rumack
  • Gary Anthony Williams as William Bendix
  • Lee Eddy as Angie
  • Derek Mears as Donkey
  • Jason Manuel Olazabal as Cesar
  • Matt Orduna as Dan
  • Michelle Moreno as Jana Huff

Writer and director Macon Blair makes a comeo appearance as a man Ruth meets at a bar. The movie is dedicated “For Lee & Buck.” (Lee Eddy who played Angie & Buck Eddy-Blair who played young Ruth)


In April 2016, it was announced Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood had been cast in the film, with Macon Blair writing and directing the film. [3] [4] [5]


Principal photography started in April 2016, in Portland, Oregon . [6] [7]


The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2017. [8] It received a worldwide release on February 24, 2017, streaming exclusively on Netflix . [9]

Critical reception

I Do not Feel At Home in This World Anymore received positive reviews from film critics. Currently it holds a 90% “fresh” rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes , based were 50 reviews, with an average score of 7.4 / 10. The website’s critical consensus reads, ” I do not feel at home in this world anymore. Transcends icts unwieldy title to offer Timely, intoxicatingly dark observations are gender dynamics and social norms in modern America.” [10]


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  2. Jump up^ “2017 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners” (PDF) . Sundance Film Festival Official Site . Sundance Organization . Retrieved 31 January 2017 .
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  6. Jump up^ Turnquist, Kristi (April 12, 2016). “Elijah Wood’s in Portland – where should he visit?” . Oregon Live . Retrieved December 15,2016 .
  7. Jump up^ Spitz, Enid (April 14, 2016). “The New Elijah Wood Movie Is Filming in NoPo Tonight” . Wweek.com . Retrieved December 15, 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ Patten, Dominic (December 5, 2016). “Sundance 2017: Robert Redford, New Rashida Jones Netflix Series, ‘Rebel In The Rye’ & More On Premiere, Docu, Midnight & Kids Slates . Deadline.com. Retrieved December 15, 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ “Netflix Announces Slate of Original Films, Documentaries and Series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival” . The Futon Critic . December 5, 2016 . Retrieved December 14, 2016 .
  10. Jump up^ “I Do not Feel at Home in This World Anymore” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved April 12, 2017 .

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