“I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore” Announces Macon Blair as a Burgeoning Directorial Talent

I Don’t Feel at Home in the World Anymore captures that peculiar modern feeling that the world is a frustrating and mean place – but that ordinary folks can stand up and push back, though sometimes with hilarious and awkward results.  Writer-director Macon Blair’s film contains bleak humor, affecting drama, and a bumbling crime story.  The sad-sack characters and story compares well with Jeremy Saulnier’s film Blue Ruin, where Blair played the lead.  Blair’s aesthetic is very much in line with his friend’s, but let’s be clear:  Blair’s work in this film is not counterfeit Saulnier.  Though they share sensibilities, Blair’s film is far more sarcastic and funny, which makes the harsher elements of the film pop quite effectively.

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