Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey Sure Seem Like They Feel at Home in the World
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is the latest feature from writer Macon Blair and marks his directorial debut. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey as Tony and Ruth between whom an unconventional relationship forms in their combined pursuit to right wrongs in the aftermath of a burglary at Ruth’s home in suburban Portland, Ore. Tony, a rattail-wearing, throwing-star-wielding vigilante-wannabe with some pretty sweet eyewear lends needed moral and physical support to neighbor and disenchanted nurse Ruth in the search for her stolen property. Full of unexpected twists, the film’s climax includes an intense getaway/rescue scene in which Ruth leads their escape by means of rowboat. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore made Paste’s list of the 20 Best Films of Sundance 2017 and also won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. Paste caught up with the actors in Park City, Utah, to talk about the film, Lynskey’s rowing skills, and shared love for Oregon and the TV series, Atlanta.
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