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When Life Gives You Lemons, Be Polite & Give Them Back
By Rouén Robinson
Mar 1, 2017 - 11:35:42 AM

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For Ruth The Last Straw Was A Spoon...

A socially awkward woman becomes fed up with the human indecency she sees around her after her home is burglarized. She teams up with her martial arts enthusiast neighbor to track down the culprits, but they soon find themselves in the underbelly of a world they are ill equipped to handle.

Ruth Kimke is a nursing assistant who decides to take the law into her own hands after she returns home to find it robbed and out of necessity enlists the help of her neighbor to seek justice. Tony is Ruth’s neighbor whose dog Kevin would defecate on her lawn until she confronted him about it and has willingly joined her on her crusade to right the wrongs the police are unwilling to help her with. Christian is the violent thief who has been breaking into houses and on occasion assaulting the occupants to get valuables he can pawn to make money for Marshall. Marshall is the leader of a small but loyal group of degenerates with a plan to up their level of larceny once they have acquired the right tools for the bigger job.

I Don’t Feel at Home In This World Anymore is an interesting look at the reality of vigilante justice in a harsh world. As I watched it I found myself thinking of the movie ‘Super’ with the bits of comedy thrown in with the instances of realistic violence and the consequences of such. Melanie Lynskey does a good job of portraying a depressed woman on the end of her rope with the less than positive environment she finds herself in and how she decides to take a stand against it. Macon Blair makes a strong directorial debut and the fact that he also wrote the script gives an illuminating indication of the style we can look out for from him in future productions. I enjoyed the realism shown in this movie and the way it made me feel for the main characters to the point of cringing during the more uncomfortable situations.

I rate this film a 3 & 1/2 out of 5.    

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See other reviews by Rouén HERE.

Rouén Robinson has been an avid moviegoer since childhood and has been critiquing motion pictures for almost a decade. He has been a film critic for The Cinemas on Tempo and was a judge for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island, an off shoot of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Rouén lives in Grand Bahama and can be reached at redr1976@icloud.com and on Twitter @thereelrouen

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