Netflix, perhaps emboldened by the fact that virtually everyone on the face of the planet knows they most own Netflix in order to keep up with the goings-on in popular culture, is sparing no expense when it comes to shelling out the cash for original titles. Some of them are made in-house, some are picked up after the fact, but no matter how you cut it, Netflix is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to delivering exciting original programming.
Earlier in the week, we got a look at the streaming giant's first foray into cannibal comedy, Santa Clarita Diet. Two days ago, we learned the network had wrestled Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee away from Crackle. Yesterday morning, Netflix dropped the first trailer for The Discovery on us. And now they're back with yet another original project: I Don't Feel Home In This World Anymore, a dark comedy from first-time director Macon Blair.
Let's take a look.
Well, that looks unusual. Elijah Wood looks to be in full gonzo character-actor mode (note: as you know, this is the best Elijah Wood mode). Melanie Lynskey looks like a total badass. Tonally, the film looks like it'll run the gamut from wacky to horrifying. All of this pleases us greatly. We are intrigued and ready to know more.
Let's see what we can learn from the official plot synopsis:
Ruth, a depressed nursing assistant, returns from work to find dog shit on her lawn and her house burglarized, the thief having made off with her silverware and laptop. Losing faith in the police (and possibly humanity as a whole), Ruth starts her own investigation, joining forces with her erratic neighbor–and dog shit culprit–Tony. Upon locating the laptop, they trace it back to a consignment store, leading them to a gang of degenerate criminals and a dangerous, bizarre underworld where they’re way out of their depth.
I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore will screen at Sundance this week. The rest of us will have to catch it when it hits Netflix on February 24th (hey, that's right around the corner!). What do you guys think of the trailer? Think you'll check this one out or what?