You are familiar with them, those small, daily frustrations. A colleague or roommate who didn’t clean up, people in the supermarket who pretend they don’t see you when rushing to the register to get ahead of you or that other driver who was driving behind you when two lanes have to merge, but still tries to get in front of you once you have merged. Depending on your state of mind you either let it slide or let it get to you. For Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) those type of moments keep piling up. When she comes home and finds out that a burglary took place and the police states that there isn’t much they can do, she has had enough.
SHe decides to take matters into her own hands and walk around the neighbourhood asking others if they’ve seen someone at her house. While doing that she meets Tony (Elijah Wood), a strange guy who says he’s a ninja and who is willing to help her to track down the perpetrators. Together they end up in some pretty strange situations.
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is one of those movies that’s hard to categorize. Partly is a comedy with very dark humour, but at the same time it is also a detective, thriller, crime drama. Fortunately it all mixes well together here thanks to the wonderful portrayal by Lynskey and Wood. The two have a strange chemistry that works and their characters only have one goal in mind, no matter what they have to do. That means the movie surprises you with some unexpected horrific moments which are funny at the same time. It might not be a movie that appeals to everyone, but if you like the trailer than you should give this one a chance.